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Subject: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
Date: July 19, 2011
Description: Extraco Banks, N.A.
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Extraco Banks, N.A., Temple, Texas
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks issued in the bank’s name and using a correct routing number of 111900581 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a potential variety of internet scams, including babysitter/nanny service requests.
The counterfeit items can be identified by several features. The payee information appears to be entered with a typewriter rather than by a printer, the bank number is shown as 88-58/1149, and there are asterisks in the numerical payment amount of the check between the dollar sign and actual numbers.
Items presented to date have been made payable for varying amounts between $1,950 and $3,400 and have contained remitter names of James E. Schwertner, Sara Pearson, Reconcept Inc, or R.M.C. Inc.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of Extraco Bank, N.A.’s cashier’s checks, please contact Marisa Truelove, Vice President/Deposit Operations by mail at 18 S. Main, PO Box 6101, Temple, Texas 76503-6101, by telephone at (254) 774-5521, by fax at (254) 774-5590, or via 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 you believe 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 http://www.occ.treas.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Richard C. Stearns