Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: January 22, 2015
Description: The Bank, N.A.
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of The Bank, N.A., McAlester, Okla.
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 103100250 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various Internet-based employment and purchase scams.
Two variations of counterfeit checks currently in circulation resemble the bank’s authentic checks; they may be identified, however, by the following traits:
Counterfeit checks presented to date have contained a remitter name of Andrea Bradley and have been made payable in various amounts.
Potential victims of the employment scams are contacted via e-mail after posting resumes to a legitimate Web site. These e-mails have been generated using various names; a predominant name used, however, is “Laura Delerma” with an e-mail address of [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Potential victims are encouraged to communicate with this person by text message to (773) 314-9789.
Potential victims of the purchase scams are contacted by e-mail regarding products they have posted on various Web sites. The sender uses many different names, including the name of “Mike Carey” with an e-mail address of [email@example.com].
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on The Bank, N.A., please contact Vice President Lori Wilson by mail at 201 East Carl Albert Parkway, McAlester, OK 74501; by telephone at (918) 423-2265, ext. 4101; by fax at (918) 421-4156; 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
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resources page.
Ellen M. Warwick