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Protection for Participants with Financial Institutions



On November 3, 2009 the United States Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fin CEN), authorized an exemption for participants in address confidentiality programs from the usual Bank Secrecy Act requirement that people provide their actual residential address for financial institutions account records.

When you enrolled in the Safe at Home program your address changed to your designated Safe at Home mailing address for state and local entities. Now you have an added benefit that allows financial institutions to use an alternate address in lieu of your confidential residence address for contact purposes. The new Fin CEN ruling (FIN-2009_R003) allows active participants to use their designated Safe at Home mailing address for mailing and an address designated by the Office of the Secretary of State instead of their actual residence address.


When opening a new account or updating your address on an existing account:

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