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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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Criminals are actively using e-mail schemes to defraud financial institutions and their customers—billions of dollars in possible losses. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is issuing this advisory to help financial institutions guard against a growing number of e-mail fraud schemes…
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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…
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To ensure consistent Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) coverage across the banking industry, FinCEN is proposing to require banks lacking a Federal functional regulator to establish and implement Anti-Money Laundering Programs. FinCEN also is proposing to extend Customer Identification Programs (CIP)…
| Speech
Prepared Remarks of FinCEN Associate Director for Enforcement Thomas Ott National Title 31 Suspicious Activity & Risk Assessment Conference and Expo Las Vegas, Nevada   Introduction Good morning. I would like to thank Mindy for the very kind introduction, as well as Jim Dowling, who…
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WASHINGTON—Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), announced today the selection of Thomas P. Ott as Associate Director for its Enforcement Division. Mr. Ott will oversee FinCEN’s Bank Secrecy Act compliance and enforcement program. This includes…
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On March 31, 2016, following a voluntary remand ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, FinCEN published in the Federal Register a Final Rule imposing the fifth special measure against FBME Bank Ltd. (FBME), which was scheduled to take effect on July 29, 2016. On…