Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: December 19, 2013
Description: Rabobank, N.A., Roseville, Calif.
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Rabobank, N.A., Roseville, Calif.
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsels; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that at least two different counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 122238420 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with overpayment scams related to online auctions.
The counterfeit checks do not resemble the bank’s authentic items. The first variety of these counterfeit checks may be identified by a scalloped border and the following security statement in the top border: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND HIGH RESOLUTION BORDERS. THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS DOCUMENT HAS AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.” These counterfeit checks are missing the bank’s telephone number, (800) 942-6222, and may be made payable in amounts between $2,180 and $3,200 and contain a remitter name of Monee Collins.
The second variety of these counterfeit checks may be identified by the following security statement in the top portion of the check: “WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER.” These checks are missing the bank’s telephone number, (800) 942-6222, and may be made payable in the amount of $2,150 or $2,500 and may contain remitter names of Jennifer Major, Adams McCarthy, Janice Peeler, or Rachel Vargas.
For additional information or guidance and to verify the authenticity of Rabobank, N.A.’s cashier’s checks, please contact Vice President, Security Manager Jon Machado by mail at 991 Bennett Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, by telephone at (805) 474-7310, by fax at (805) 474-7309, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Consumers who receive a counterfeit or fictitious item and associated material should file complaints with the following agencies, as appropriate:
Additional information concerning this matter that should be brought to the attention of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) may be forwarded to
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resource at www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Ellen M. Warwick