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Unauthorized Banking

An unauthorized bank is any financial institution operating without a license or charter. You can report information you have about such institutions to the OCC via

  • E-mail: OCC Alert Responses
  • Fax: (202) 649-6450
  • Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Enforcement & Compliance Division, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20219

Access an individual alert list.

Access a consolidated list of unauthorized banks.

Learn more.

Read OCC’s Charters: Comptroller’s Licensing Manual.

Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
04/18/2014  Alert 2014-19, Counterfeit Official Checks of Security National Bank, a Branch of Park National Bank, Newark, Ohio
04/04/2014  Alert 2014-16, Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Canon National Bank, Canon City, Colo.
02/20/2014  Alert 2014-13, Counterfeit Official Checks of The First National Bank of Bellevue, Bellevue, Ohio