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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the reporting of cyber-events, cyber-enabled crime, and cyber-related information through Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).  
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that it is providing exceptive relief under 31 U.S.C. § 5318(a)(7) and 31 C.F.R. § 1010.970 to U.S. financial institutions covered by 31 C.F.R. § 1010.651 (FinCEN’s rule imposing special measures against Burma under Section 311 of…
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Two years ago, FinCEN issued an Advisory to U.S. Financial Institutions on Promoting a Culture of Compliance. Many financial institutions have taken positive steps to improve their compliance culture, but there is more to be done. Acting Director Jamal El-Hindi discusses recent enforcement actions…
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WASHINGTON, DC – FinCEN today assessed a civil money penalty of $12 million against CG Technology, L.P., doing business as Cantor Gaming, for egregious and systemic violations of the anti-money laundering (AML) provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).  FinCEN’s analysis of reports filed under the…
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On June 24, 2016, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) updated its list of jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies. These changes may affect U.S. financial institutions’ obligations and risk-based approaches with respect to relevant jurisdictions. As part of the FATF’s listing and…
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an advisory to help financial institutions guard against a growing number of e-mail fraud schemes in which criminals misappropriate funds by deceiving financial institutions and their customers into conducting wire transfers.    Advisory…