Suspicious Activity Reports must be filed, under certain circumstances, by money transmitters; currency dealers and exchangers; and issuers, and sellers and redeemers of money orders and/or traveler's checks that are subject to the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act.
In general, a report is required if one of the entities listed has reason to knows, suspects, or has reason to suspect, that a transaction involves more than $2,000, and meets any of the following criteria.
- involves funds derived from illegal activities, or is designed to conceal the illegal nature of the source of the funds
- is designed to violate any rules under the Bank Secrecy Act
- has no business or apparent lawful purpose and the money services business knows of no reasonable explanation for the transaction
- involves the use of the money services business to facilitate criminal activity
This Currency Transaction Report should not be filed for suspicious transactions involving $10,000 or less in currency or to note that a transaction of more than $10,000 is suspicious.
The file is in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf), and you will need the free Acrobat Reader to view and print the files.