Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: April 18, 2014
Description: First Federal Savings and Loan
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of First Federal Savings and Loan, Lorain, Ohio
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chair, 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 counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 241271342 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various online auction and employment opportunity scams.
The counterfeit checks resemble the bank’s authentic checks; however, the counterfeit items may be identified by the following traits on the front of the checks:
Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts from $1,984.70 to $2,450 and with the remitter name Jessica Meyer. The counterfeit checks presented have included the following address beside the bank’s logo in the top-center portion of the check: “1840 E. Perry Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.”
E-mail correspondence related to this scam has been generated by the following three individuals:
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on First Federal Savings & Loan, please contact Compliance Officer Lori Mihalek by mail at 3721 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053; by telephone at (440) 282-6338; by fax at (440) 282-4918; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumers who receive counterfeit or fictitious items 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 resources page at www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Ellen M. Warwick