Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: April 29, 2013
Description: First National Bank and Trust Company of Junction City
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks: First National Bank and Trust Company of Junction City
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 101101303 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various scams.
The counterfeit items do not resemble the bank's authentic cashier's checks and may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items contain a darkened top border with a security statement that reads "THIS CHECK IS VOID WITHOUT A BLUE & GREEN BACKGROUND AND AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK ON THE BACK. HOLD AT ANGLE TO VIEW." The statement "TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED OVER $10,000.00" appears above the authorized signature line in the lower right portion of the item, and the checks are missing the bank's telephone numbers in the top center portion. Items presented to date have included a remitter name of NPS, LLC and have been made payable for $3,970.60.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of First National Bank and Trust Company of Junction City's cashier's checks, please contact Darlene Ross, Vice President, by mail at 702 N. Washington Street, Junction City, KS 66441; by telephone at (785) 762-4121; by fax at (785) 762-4838; 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 www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Ellen M. Warwick