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Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: May 6, 2013
Description: Atlantic Coast Bank
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks: Atlantic Coast Bank
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 issued in the bank’s name and using a correct routing number of 261271717 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various Internet scams.
The counterfeit checks may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items may be lavender or pink in color and contain various security warnings in the top border. The items presented to date in reference to the mystery shopping scam have been made payable in the amount of $4,780. Counterfeit checks issued in other scams vary in amount; however, all checks have been dated April 25, 2013, and contain serial numbers from 66000 through 69000.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of Atlantic Coast Bank’s cashier’s checks, please contact Carol Bell, Assistant Vice President for Deposit Operations, by mail at 505 Haines Ave., Waycross, GA 31501; by telephone at (912) 284-2214; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Ellen M. Warwick