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SAR Writing Checklist: Elements of an Effective Suspicious Activity Report Narrative

Suspicious activity report (SAR) writing and filing is arguably one of the most important responsibilities of financial crimes professionals. With nearly 3 million SARs filed in 2019, BSA/AML departments must capture these critical elements to ensure their SARs catch the attention of law enforcement. BSA Officers can leverage this SAR Writing Checklist to ensure they have incorporated the key items law enforcement is looking for in a quality SAR.

Download this checklist for:

  • Essential elements to include in each SAR
  • Key components of a compelling narrative
  • Other critical details that must be addressed

Be sure to watch the complimentary Abrigo webinar, “SAR Writing: Using Purpose and Clarity to Aid Law Enforcement,” to ensure you are incorporating the key items law enforcement is looking for in a quality SAR.

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