Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Advisory Key Terms

(Last updated January 2023.)

 

This webpage contains a list of Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) key terms found in FinCEN advisories and similar products. Not all FinCEN advisories contain key terms or SAR field number instructions; in those instances, see the applicable advisory for filing instructions

FINANCIAL ACTIVITY REQUESTED KEY ADVISORY TERMS DATE FinCEN Number and Other Associated Advisories
FinCEN Alert on Potential U.S. Commercial Real Estate Investments by Sanctioned Russian Elites, Oligarchs, and Their Proxies FIN-2023-RUSSIACRE 01/25/2023 FIN-2023-Alert002
FinCEN Alert on Human Smuggling Along the Southwest Border of the United States FIN-2023-HUMANSMUGGLING 01/13/2023 FIN-2023-Alert001
FIN-2020-A008
FIN-2014-A008
Joint Alert on Increased Vigilance for Potential Russian and Belarusian Export Control Evasion Attempts FIN-2022-RUSSIABIS 06/28/2022 FIN-2022-Alert003
Advisory on Elder Financial Exploitation EFE FIN-2022-A002 06/15/2022 FIN-2022-A002
Advisory on Kleptocracy and Foreign Public Corruption CORRUPTION FIN-2022-A001 04/14/2022 FIN-2022-A001
Alert on Real Estate, Luxury, Goods, and High-Value Assets Involving Russian Elites, Oligarchs, and Family Members FIN-2022-RUSSIALUXURY 03/16/2022 FIN-2022-Alert002
Alert on Increased Vigilance for Potential Russian Sanctions Evasion Attempts FIN-2022-RUSSIASANCTIONS 03/7/2022 FIN-2022-Alert001
Notice on Environmental Crimes FIN-2021-NTC4 11/18/2021 FIN-2021-NTC4
Advisories on Ransomware Activity CYBER FIN-2021-A004 11/8/2021 FIN-2021-A004
FIN-2020-A006 (updated and replaced on 11/8/21)
Notice on Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes OCSE-FIN-2021-NTC3 09/16/2021 FIN-2021-NTC3
Notice on Trade in Antiquities and Art FIN-2021-NTC2 03/9/2021 FIN-2021-NTC2
Advisory on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment FIN-2021-A002 02/24/2021 FIN-2021-A002
Consolidated COVID-19 Suspicious Activity Report Key Terms and Filing Instructions See Notice Table 1 and 2 for Details 02/24/2021 FIN-2021-NTC1
Advisory on Health Insurance and Health Care-Related Fraud FIN-2021-A001 02/2/2021 FIN-2021-A001
Notice on COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Scams and Cyberattacks FIN-2020-NTC4 12/28/2020 FIN-2020-NTC4
Advisory on FATF Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies OCTOBER 2020 FATF FIN-2020-A009 11/6/2020 FIN-2020-A009
Advisory on Human Trafficking and Related Activity HUMAN TRAFFICKING FIN-2020-A008 10/15/2020 FIN-2020-A008
Advisory on COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Fraud COVID19 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD FIN-2020-A007 10/13/2020 FIN-2020-A007
Advisories on COVID-19 Cybercrime and Cyber-Enabled Crime COVID19-CYBER FIN-2020-A005 07/30/2020 FIN-2020-A005
Advisory on FATF Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies JUNE 2020 FATF FIN-2020-A004 07/14/2020 FIN-2020-A004
Advisory on COVID-19 Imposter Scams and Money Mule Schemes COVID19 MM FIN-2020-A003 07/7/2020 FIN-2020-A003
Advisories on Loan Modification and Foreclosure Rescue Scams FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAM 08/06/2012 FIN-2009-A001
FIN-2010-A006
FIN-2012-A009
Advisory on COVID-19 Medical Scams COVID19 FIN-2020-A002 05/18/2020 FIN-2020-A002
Advisory on FATF Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies FEBRUARY 2020 FATF FIN-2020-A001 03/26/2020 FIN-2020-A001
Notice to Financial Institutions on COVID-19 COVID19 03/16/2020 FIN-2020-NTC1
Advisories on Trafficking of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids FENTANYL FIN-2019-A006 08/21/2019 FIN-2019-A006
FIN-2011-A009
Advisories on Email Compromise Fraud Schemes BEC FRAUD
EAC FRAUD
BEC DATA THEFT
07/16/2019 FIN-2019-A005
Advisory on Illicit Convertible Virtual Currency Activity CVC FIN-2019-A003 05/09/2019 FIN-2019-A003
Updated Advisory on Public Corruption in Venezuela VENEZUELA CORRUPTION FIN-2019-A002 05/03/2019 FIN-2019-A002
Advisories on Iranian Regime and Malign Activities IRAN FIN-2018-A006 10/11/2018 FIN-2018-A006
FIN-2010-A008
Advisory on Proceeds of Public Corruption in Nicaragua NICARAGUA FIN-2018-A005 10/04/2018 FIN-2018-A005
Advisory on Human Rights Abuses Enabled by Corrupt Senior Foreign Political Figures FINANCIAL FACILITATOR FIN-2018-A003 06/12/2018 FIN-2018-A003
Advisories on North Korea See Advisory for Details 11/02/2017 FIN-2017-A008
FIN-2013-A005
FIN-2009-A002
Advisory on Disaster-Related Fraud DISASTER-RELATED FRAUD 10/31/2017 FIN-2017-A007
Advisory on Public Corruption in Venezuela VENEZUELAN CORRUPTION 09/20/2017 FIN-2017-A006
Advisory on Political Corruption in South Sudan SOUTH SUDAN 09/06/2017 FIN-2017-A004
Advisory on Real Estate Firms and Professionals ADVISORY REAL ESTATE 08/22/2017 FIN-2017-A003
Advisory to Financial Institutions on Cyber-Events and Cyber-Enabled Crime See Advisory for Details 10/25/2016 FIN-2016-A005

Advisory on Email Compromise Fraud Schemes

BEC Fraud
EAC Fraud

09/06/2016 FIN-2016-A003
Advisory on Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking Schemes

ADVISORY HUMAN SMUGGLING 
ADVISORY HUMAN TRAFFICKING

09/11/2014 FIN-2014-A008
Advisory on U.S. Currency Restrictions in Mexico: Funnel Accounts and TBML

FUNNEL ACCOUNT 

05/28/2014 FIN-2014-A005
Advisories on Trade Based Money Laundering TBML
BMPE
FUNNEL ACCOUNT
MX RESTRICTION
05/28/2014 FIN-2014-A005
FIN-2010-A001
Advisory on Citizen by Investment Programs in Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis SKN PASSPORT 05/20/2014 FIN-2014-A004
Advisories on U.S. Currency Restrictions in Mexico MX RESTRICTION 09/27/2013 FIN-2013-A007
FIN-2012-A006
FIN-2010-A007
Advisories on Syria SYRIA 04/15/2013 FIN-2013-A002
FIN-2011-A010
FIN-2011-A013
Update Advisories on Tax Refund and Related Identity Theft TAX REFUND FRAUD 02/26/2013 FIN-2012-A005
FIN-2013-A001
Advisory on Third-Party Payment Processors Payment Processor 10/22/2012 FIN-2012-A010
Advisory on SAR Confidentiality for Internal and External Counsel of Financial Institutions See Advisory for Details 03/02/2012 FIN-2012-A002
Advisory on Foreign-Located MSBs See Advisory for Details 02/15/2012 FIN-2012-A001
Advisory on Account Takeover Activity ACCOUNT TAKEOVER FRAUD 12/19/2011 FIN-2011-A016
Advisory on Commercial Real Estate Fraud CREF  03/30/2011 FIN-2011-A007
Advisory on Elderly Financial Exploitation elder financial exploitation 02/22/2011 FIN-2011-A003
Advisory on Informal Value Transfer System IVTS 09/01/2010 FIN-2010-A011
Advisory on Home Equity Conversions Mortgage Fraud Schemes HECM
FHA
04/27/2010 FIN-2010-A005
Advisory on TARP-Related Programs SIGTARP 10/14/2009 FIN-2009-A006
Advisory on Structuring by Casino Patrons and Personnel See Advisory for Details 07/01/2009 FIN-2009-A003

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