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Financial Fraud Kill Chain program

Created by the FBI, the Financial Fraud Kill Chain (FFKC) is a process for recovering large international wire transfers stolen from U.S. victim bank accounts. The FFKC utilizes the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN's) relationship with the Egmont group (financial intelligence units to combat money laundering and terrorist financing/offers) and law enforcement placement in countries around the world to help stop the successful withdrawal of cyber-crime funds by criminal actors.

The FFKC is intended to be utilized as another potential avenue for U.S. financial institutions to get victim funds returned. The FFKC can ONLY be implemented if the wire transfer meets the criteria below:

  • Wire transfer is $50,000 or above;
  • Wire transfer is international;
  • SWIFT recall notice has been initiated; and
  • Wire transfer has occurred within the last 72 hours.

Fraudulent wire transfers that fall outside of the above parameters should still be reported to law enforcement, but the FFKC cannot be utilized to return the fraudulent funds.

To initiate the FFKC process, provide the following information to your local FBI office, which you can locate by visiting

  • Summary of the incident
  • Name of victim
  • Location of victim (City and state)
  • Originating bank name
  • Originating bank account number
  • Beneficiary name
  • Beneficiary bank
  • Beneficiary account number
  • Beneficiary bank location (if known)
  • Intermediary bank name (if known)
  • SWIFT number
  • Date
  • Amount of transaction
  • Any additional information that may be available, such as “for further credit,” or “in favor of”

If the fraudulent funds are returned to the victim’s account, share the information with the FBI’s local field office contact.

For questions, feel free to contact Tara Griffith at 866/MyCorp1 or email