Advisories/Bulletins/Fact Sheets

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As part of fulfilling its mission to safeguard the financial system and promote national security, FinCEN, through its Financial Institution Advisory Program, issues public and non-public advisories to financial institutions concerning money laundering or terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities for the purpose of enabling financial institutions to guard against such threats.  Advisories often contain illicit activity typologies, red flags that facilitate monitoring, and guidance on complying with FinCEN regulations to address those threats and vulnerabilities.  Financial institutions may use this information to enhance their Anti-Money Laundering (AML) monitoring systems for more valuable suspicious activity reporting.

 

 

Recent Advisories

Title Date Description
FIN-2017-A006 (Spanish) Aviso sobre la corrupción pública generalizada que impera en Venezuela
FinCEN Advisory FIN-2018-A001 Advisory on the FATF-Identified Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies
FinCEN Advisory FIN-2017-A008 Advisory on North Korea’s Use of the International Financial System
FinCEN Advisory FIN-2017-A007 Advisory to Financial Institutions Regarding Disaster-Related Fraud
FinCEN Advisory FIN-2017-A006 Advisory to Financial Institutions on Widespread Political Corruption in Venezuela

 

FinCEN Bulletins and Fact Sheets

Title Date Description
FinCEN`s 314(a) Fact Sheet
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02/2018 314(a) Facts and Feedback
FinCEN`s 314(b) Infographic
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09/2017 314(b) References in SARs
CMIR Mailing address change
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07/2017 CMIR Notice of mailing address change
FINCEN's 314(b) Fact Sheet
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11/2016 314(b) Facts
Money Laundering Prevention
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09/2007 An MSB Guide
Bank Secrecy Act Requirements
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09/2007 A Quick Reference Guide for MSBs
Reporting Suspicious Activity
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09/2007 A Quick Reference Guide for MSBs
Bank Secrecy Act Effectiveness and Efficiency Fact Sheet
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06/2007 Information about the effectiveness and efficiency of the BSA, as discussed by Secretary Paulson at FinCEN on June 22, 2007
Section 312 Fact Sheet
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12/2005 Facts about the Section 312 of the USA PATRIOT Act Final Regulation and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
BSA Direct E-Filing Fact Sheet
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05/2005 Information about the electronic filing of Bank Secrecy Act forms
Acronyms
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11/2003 Commonly Used Acronyms
SAR Bulletin - Issue 4
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01/2002 Aspects of Financial Transactions Indicative of Terrorist Funding
SAR Bulletin - Issue 3
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06/2001 Suspicious Activity Related to Phone Card Businesses
SAR Bulletin - Issue 2
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08/2000 Suspicious Activities Reported by Casinos
SAR Bulletin - Issue 1
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06/1999 Automated Teller Machines
FinCEN Notice
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02/1997 Clarification of Time for Designation of Exempt Persons for Purposes of 31 CFR 103.22(h)