Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: April 22, 2014
Description: Cumberland Federal Bank, FSB
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Cumberland Federal Bank FSB, Cumberland, Wis.
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 291871226 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various online purchase overpayment scams.
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 from $1,980 to $3,970. The checks contain a remitter name of Ronald Cole or Shanell Peterson and are dated July 4, 2014.
E-mail correspondence related to this scam has been generated from e-mail accounts under the following names:
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on Cumberland Federal Bank FSB, please contact Compliance Officer Aubre Snider at 1390 Second Avenue, P.O. Box 338, Cumberland, WI 54829, by telephone at (715) 822-2249, by fax at (715) 822-2279, or by e‑mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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