Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: September 23, 2015
Description: First Financial Bank, NA
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of First Financial Bank, NA, Hamilton, Ohio
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 two variations of fictitious cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 042200910 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with an online employment scam. The bank does not issue cashier’s checks.
The counterfeit checks resemble the bank’s authentic checks; the counterfeit checks, however, may be identified by the following traits:
Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in amounts ranging from $1,720 to $3,850.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of checks drawn on First Financial Bank, NA, please contact the bank’s Client Service Center by mail at 300 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011, or by telephone at (877) 322-9530.
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
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resources page.
Ellen M. Warwick