In a continuing effort to assist banks in Bank Secrecy Act compliance, anti-money laundering efforts, and prevention and detection of other financial crimes, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) forwards to FDIC-supervised banks each issue of FinCEN Advisory, published by the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Attached are copies of Issues 17A, 18A, and 26A, dated July 2002. The attachments also may be found at http://www.fincen.gov/pub_main.html.
FinCEN Advisory is designed to keep financial institutions, regulatory agencies and law enforcement agencies advised of trends and developments related to money laundering and financial crime. The periodical provides intelligence and analysis for case support to federal, state, local and international law enforcement and regulatory agencies, while furnishing financial communities with the information they need to help prevent and detect financial crime. For more information about FinCEN programs, you may visit the FinCEN Web site at
Please circulate copies of FinCEN Advisory to each department of your institution with Bank Secrecy Act compliance and internal security responsibilities.
General comments or questions regarding FinCEN publications should be addressed to the Office of Communications, FinCEN, (703) 905-3773. Comments also may be faxed to FinCEN at (703) 905-3885.
For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "Newsroom, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please go to www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).