Alternate Title: SAR Bulletin: Information Drawn from Suspicious Activity Reporting System
This Bulletin is provided to alert financial institutions to financial transactions and methods that could indicate fundraising associated with various criminal activities including terrorism. This Bulletin provides synopses of FinCEN's investigative support describing financial transactions that may be associated with criminal fundraising activities. This information was derived from Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and other Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) information filed by depository institutions. Each case example is followed by a set of indicators of fundraising activity that were extracted from the case. SAR narratives were used extensively in the development of these indicators. The information provided in this Bulletin is intended to assist financial institutions in identifying transactions that may be linked to potential terrorist financial activity. The indicators of such activity outlined in this Bulletin are intended to augment existing systems and procedures used by financial institutions to identify suspicious or unusual activity that may be of interest to law enforcement. This Bulletin includes information reported by financial institutions on financial transactions and methods that could indicate fund raising associated with various criminal activities including terrorism. Additional information on other related activities will be issued in advisories, bulletins, or other means as it is developed. For additional information, comments, or questions concerning this Bulletin, call FinCEN's Office of Strategic Analysis at (703) 905-3525 or send an email to email@example.com.