Subject: Counterfeit Treasurer's Checks
Counterfeit Treasurer's Checks of
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman,
The above-named bank has reported that two different versions of counterfeit checks, both using a correct routing number of 211872027, are being presented for payment nationwide. These payments are in connection with a variety of Internet overpayment scams.
While the counterfeit checks may resemble the bank's authentic checks, counterfeit items may be identified by several traits:
The checks are blue in color, and the logo appears in blue lettering with a black background.
The following security statement is located in the top border: "THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK."
The words "TREASURER'S CHECK" or "CASHIER'S CHECK" may appear in the top-center portion of the check.
The bank's abbreviated routing number located in the top-center portion of the check appears as 53-7202/2110.
The reverse side of the check includes a security feature box and padlock icon.
The authorized signature appears as "
Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts between
For additional information and to verify the authenticity 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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