FinCEN SAR Instructions – Does FinCEN prohibit any words or phrases in SARs?

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Q:  Does FinCEN prohibit any words or phrases in SARs?
 
A:  Yes.  Do not use the following words or variations of these words in text fields, other than in Part V:
 
  • AKA
  • COMPUTER GENERATED
  • CUSTOMER
  • DBA
  • NON CUSTOMER
  • NONE
  • NOT APPLICABLE
  • OTHER
  • SAME
  • SAME AS ABOVE
  • SEE ABOVE
  • SEE NARRATIVE
  • SIGNATURE CARD
  • T/A
  • UNKNOWN
  • VARIOUS
  • XX
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is addressed in the "FinCEN Suspicious Activity Report Electronic Filing Requirements" guide, Attachment C.
 

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