Subject: Counterfeit Money Orders
Date: June 26, 2012
Description: Peoples National Bank of Kewanee
Counterfeit Money Orders of Peoples National Bank of Kewanee, Kewanee, Illinois
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 Counsel; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit money orders issued in the bank’s name and using a correct routing number of 071102487 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various telephone and Internet purchase scams.
Counterfeit money orders do not resemble the bank’s authentic money orders and may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items are white in color with a blue border and contain the following security statement in the top border of the item: "WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER." The bank’s name and address appear in the top-right corner, the words "Personal Money Order" appear in the top-left corner, and a memo line is located in the lower-left portion of the money order.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of Peoples National Bank of Kewanee’s money orders, please contact David M. Sherrard, Compliance Officer, by mail at 207 North Tremont St., P.O. Box 387, Kewanee, IL 61443; by telephone at (309) 853-3333 ext. 132; by fax at (309) 853-1708; 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 http://www.occ.gov/topics/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/index-fraud-resources.html.
Richard C. Stearns