Warning About Unofficial FinCEN Emails

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is aware of a fraudulent email notification received by financial institutions from Noreply@fincen.gov regarding an “Important Notice for your Financial Institution.” This email references an EFT/wire transfer Suspicious Activity  Report, and contains attachments and possibly  viruses that may harm your computer.  The email address “Noreply@fincen.gov” is not legitimate, and is not utilized by FinCEN for sending notifications.  If a message is received from that address, please do not open it or any attachments.

Please note that FinCEN does not request Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) information via email and only communicates to financial institutions through FinCEN Updates and 314(a) Notices.

Please contact the Regulatory Helpline at (800)949-2732 to address any questions or concerns.