Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Advisory Key Terms

(Last updated July 2020.)

 

The following provides a consolidated listing of these SAR narrative key terms and a link to the related FinCEN advisory/other publication. This list will be updated as new advisories are published.

FINANCIAL ACTIVITY REQUESTED KEY ADVISORY TERMS DATE
Imposter Scams and Money Mule Schemes Related to COVID-19
(FIN-2020-A003)
COVID19 MM FIN-2020-A003 07/07/2020
Medical Scams Related to COVID-19
(FIN-2020-A002)
COVID19 FIN-2020-A002 05/18/2020
FATF Updated List of Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies
(FIN-2020-A001)
FEBRUARY 2020 FATF FIN-2020-A001 03/26//2020
Illicit Activity Involving Convertible Virtual Currency
(FIN-2019-A003)
CVC FIN-2019-A003 05/09/2019
Updated Advisory on Widespread Public Corruption in Venezuela
(FIN-2019-A002)
VENEZUELA CORRUPTION FIN-2019-A002 05/03/2019
Iran Advisory
(FIN-2018-A006)
IRAN FIN-2018-A006 10/11/2018
Risk of Proceeds of Corruption in Nicaragua
(FIN-2018-A005)
NICARAGUA FIN-2018-A005 10/04/2018
Fraudulent Activity related to disaster relief efforts
(FIN-2017-A007)
DISASTER RELATED FRAUD 10/31/2017
Venezuelan Corruption
(FIN-2017-A006)
VENEZUELAN CORRUPTION 09/20/2017
South Sudan
(FIN-2017-A004)
SOUTH SUDAN 09/06/2017
Risk in Real Estate
(FIN-2017-A003)
ADVISORY REAL ESTATE 08/22/2017

E-mail Compromise
FIN-2016-A003)

BEC Fraud
EAC Fraud

09/06/2016
Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking
(FIN-2014-A008)

ADVISORY HUMAN SMUGGLING 
ADVISORY HUMAN TRAFFICKING

09/11/2014
Funnel Account
(FIN-2014-A005)
FUNNEL ACCOUNT 05/28/2014
St. Kitts and Nevis Passport
(FIN-2014-A004)
SKN PASSPORT 05/20/2014
Tax Refund Fraud
(FIN-2012-A005)
 and 
(FIN-2013-A001)
tax refund fraud 03/30/2012 and 02/26/2013
Third-Party Payment Processors (FIN-2012-A010) Payment Processor 10/22/2012
Mexican Currency Restriction (FIN-2010-A007) and 
(FIN-2012-A006) and 
(FIN-2014-A005)
MX Restriction (Mexico Currency Restriction) 6/21/2010, 7/18/2012, and 5/28/2014
Account Takeover Activity (FIN-2011-A016) account takeover fraud 12/19/2011
The U.S. Trustee Program's Civil Enforcement Activity Targets Bankruptcy-Related Mortgage Fraud and Mortgage Rescue Schemes (SAR Activity Review - October 2011) bankruptcy 10/12/2011
Commercial Real Estate Fraud (FIN-2011-A007) CREF (Commercial Real Estate Fraud) 3/30/2011
Elder Financial Exploitation
(FIN-2011-A003)
elder financial exploitation 2/22/2011
Informal Value Transfer Systems
(FIN-2010-A011)
 and (Advisory: Issue 33)
IVTS (Informal Value Transfer System) 9/1/2010 and March 2003
HECM Loan Programs
(FIN-2010-A005)
HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage)
FHA (Federal Housing Authority)
4/27/2010
Trade-Based Money Laundering
(FIN-2010-A001)
 and 
(FIN-2014-A005)
BMPE (Black Market Peso Exchange)

TBML (Trade Based Money Laundering)
2/18/2010 and 5/28/2014
TARP-related Programs
(FIN-2009-A006)
SIGTARP (Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program) 10/14/2009
Loan Modification/Foreclosure Rescue Scams
(FIN-2009-A001)
 and 
(FIN-2010-A006)
foreclosure rescue scam 4/6/2009 and
6/17/2010
Proceeds of Foreign Corruption
(FIN-2008-G005)
foreign corruption 4/17/2008

Questions or comments regarding the contents of this guide should be addressed to the FinCEN Regulatory Helpline at 800-949-2732.