FinCEN SARs

After doing your case investigation, you may decide that a transaction, or series of transactions, or a pattern of entity behavior, is irregular enough to warrant filing a FinCEN report.

Filing a suspicious activity report is the last logical step in the case management component of the Unit21 system.

Unit21 attempts to automate as much of the report filing as possible; filing on behalf of your organization directly through our dashboard.

Simply head over to the Report Filing page on your dashboard:

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To understand the status of your SAR along each step, head over to our SAR Status section.

Here is the general SAR workflow, click on the links below to learn more about each step:

Step

Action

Status

1

Agent creates a SAR

  • PREFILING_VALIDATION_PENDING

2

Agent validates SAR

  • PREFILING_VALIDATION_FAILED
  • PREFILING_VALIDATION_SUCCESS

3

Agent optionally reviews a SAR with team members

  • READY_FOR_REVIEW

4

Agent files SAR to FinCEN

  • SENDING_TO_FINCEN

5

FinCEN sends Report status and bsa_tracking_id

  • FINCEN_ACCEPTED1
  • FINCEN_REJECTED2
  • FINCEN_STATUS_OTHER3

6

FinCEN sends bsa_id if SAR has been ACCEPTED

  • SENT_TO_FINCEN

7

Agent optionally files a CAR

  • SENT_TO_FINCEN

1. If your SAR is accepted but you later find a mistake, you can amend or correct it.
2. If your SAR is rejected, you must fix it and file again.
3. If your SAR is accepted with warnings, you must fix it and re-submit.


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