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July 28, 2010
CONTACT: Bill Grassano,

FinCEN Adds Somali Language Brochures to List of MSB Resources

VIENNA, Va. - FinCEN today announced the availability of Somali language brochures to facilitate money services businesses' (MSBs) ability to more easily comply with the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). The materials made available today cover BSA compliance obligations, currency transaction reporting, and suspicious activity reporting.

The Somali language brochures are in addition to outreach materials for MSBs that are already available in English and the following seven foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, and Russian. These new materials are intended to enhance FinCEN's outreach efforts to communities with significant numbers of MSBs.

Financial institutions can download the brochures from FinCEN's web site. Questions about the brochures or other matters related to compliance with the BSA and its implementing regulations may be directed to FinCEN's Regulatory Helpline at (800) 949-2732.


FinCEN's mission is to enhance U.S. national security, deter and detect criminal activity, and safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial systems.