Subject: Counterfeit Official Checks
Description: The First National Bank of
Counterfeit Official Checks of The First National Bank of
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chair,
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit official checks using a correct routing number of 041204726 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a mystery shopping scam.
The counterfeit checks do not resemble the bank's authentic checks; counterfeit items may be identified by several traits:
The check is blue with a marbled background and dark-blue top border.
The bank's name appears in the top-left portion of the check, enclosed in a dark-blue box.
A remitter line appears beneath the bank address.
The following security statement is located in the top border: "TO VERIFY AUTHENTICITY SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR DESCRIPTIONOF THE 13 SECURITY FEATURES." A heat-sensitive seal is located in the bottom-center portion of the check. The bottom-center portion of the check contains an oval security feature with a padlock icon and the following statement: "HEAT SENSITIVE LOCK, FADES WITH HEAT ON TOUCH."
Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in the amounts of
Potential victims are contacted by mail with a letter signed by
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of The First National Bank of
Consumers who receive counterfeit or fictitious items and associated material should file complaints with the following agencies, as appropriate:
If correspondence is received via the
Additional information concerning this matter that should be brought to the attention of the
Special Supervision Division
Phone: (202) 649-6450
Fax: (571) 293-4925
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resource page at www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Director for Enforcement and Compliance
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