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The SAR Activity Review - Trends, Tips & Issues
Octtober 2005 Issue
November 14, 2005

Summary: The ninth issue of The SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues, published by the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is now available.

  • On October 31, 2005, FinCEN issued its ninth issue of The SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues. The publication addresses trends identified by FinCEN in suspicious activity reports (SARs) and case studies, and provides guidance on preparing and filing SARs.
  • This issue identifies current trends in the securities and futures industries, as well as examines the emergence of the “Computer Intrusion” violation in depository institutions.
  • The current issue can be found at http://www.fincen.gov/sarreviewissue9.pdf.
  • Further information about FinCEN, including previous issues of The SAR Activity Review, is available at www.fincen.gov.
  • Beginning in 2006, The SAR Activity Review will be published three times each year.
  • Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

Related Topics:
Suspicious Activity Reports


Senior Financial Analyst Sean Forbush at SAS FIL@FDIC.gov or (202) 898-8506

Printable Format:
FIL-110-2005 - PDF 66k (PDF Help)

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Last Updated 11/14/2005 communications@fdic.gov

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