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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
09/11/2018  Alert 2018-12, Counterfeit Official Bank Checks of First Federal Bank of Ohio, Galion, Ohio
09/05/2018  Alert 2018-11, Counterfeit Official Bank Checks of Sterling National Bank, Montebello, N.Y.
07/12/2018  Alert 2018-9, Fictitious Notification Regarding the Release of Funds Supposedly Under the Control of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency