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Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: April 30, 2014
Description: The First National Bank of Weatherford
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of The First National Bank of Weatherford, Weatherford, Texas
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 111901988 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a mystery shopping scam.
The counterfeit checks do not resemble the bank’s authentic checks. The counterfeit items may be identified by the following traits:
Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts, have been dated April 17, 2014, and have contained these remitter names: Nicole Pugh, David Scott, or Dennis Schmid.
Correspondence related to this scam has been generated under the following names:
The correspondence differs slightly; however, all correspondence explains that recipients are to use most of the funds from the cashier’s checks to purchase Money Pak cards or wire transfer services.
Please review the attached sample mystery shopper scam correspondence for further details.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on First National Bank of Weatherford, please contact Cashier Debbie Rowe by mail at P.O. Box 730, 220 Palo Pinto St., Weatherford, TX 76086; by telephone at (817) 598-4918; by fax at (817) 598-4901; or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resources page at www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Ellen M. Warwick