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Unauthorized Banking

An unauthorized bank is any financial institution operating without a license or charter. You can report information you have about such institutions to the OCC via

  • E-mail: OCC Alert Responses
  • Fax: (202) 649-6450
  • Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Enforcement & Compliance Division, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20219

Access an individual alert list.

Access a consolidated list of unauthorized banks.

Learn more.

Read OCC’s Charters: Comptroller’s Licensing Manual.

Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
01/22/2015  Alert 2015-3, Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of The Bank, N.A., McAlester, Okla.
01/15/2015  Alert 2015-2, Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of First National Bank, Fort Pierre, South Dakota
01/06/2015  Alert 2015-1, Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Simplicity Bank, Covina, Calif.