Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: August 22, 2013
Description: First National Bank of Alvin
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks: First National Bank of Alvin
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 counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 113123654 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with Internet-based employment and auction scams.
The counterfeit checks resemble the authentic items but may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items are light blue in color, contain a faded bank logo, and include a security warning along the top border, which reads: “WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER.”
Counterfeit items presented to date have been made payable in the amounts of: $2,509.67, $2,709.67, and $2,809.67. The items have contained a remitter name of Randy Schumann and are signed by Buddy Schroeder.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of First National Bank of Alvin’s cashier’s checks, please contact Celeste Reeder, Bookkeeping Supervisor, by mail at 1600 E. Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77512, by telephone at (281) 331‑3151, by fax at (281) 485-7968, 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 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/topics/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/index-fraud-resources.html.
Daniel P. Stipano