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Attempt by Unknown Subject (Wire Request)

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The bank received a phone call from a non-customer who stated that their business email had been compromised as a staff member of theirs received what appeared to be a wire request from the CEO, however, it was discovered that the CEO did not send the request. The request listed our customer and account number as the beneficiary of the wire. Would this be considered an attempt by an unknown subject or because we did not specifically get the wire or the wire request, just a call from a non-customer and an email forwarded from them, would this not be considered reportable?

It doesn't sound like there was any actual attempt to involve the bank in any transaction, so I don't see an obligation for any SAR reporting by the bank.

First published on 01/20/2019

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