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Counterfeit or Stolen Instruments

Counterfeit or stolen instruments continue to present risks to consumers, businesses, and financial institutions.

Report Counterfeit or Stolen Instruments

If you receive counterfeit instruments (e.g. cashier's checks, money orders, forms of identification) or become aware of stolen instruments, report this information to the OCC on the Counterfeit Reporting Form (PDF).

Report Counterfeit Currency

Visit the Secret Service website to complete a Counterfeit Note Report or contact your local U.S. Secret Service field office. (Note: You must send the Counterfeit Note Report to your local U.S. Secret Service field office. Visit the U.S. Secret Service website for more information.)

OCC Alerts

Review recent OCC Alerts of fraudulent activity.

Related News and Issuances

09/13/2021 Alert 2021-4 Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, Louisville, Ga.
05/22/2019 Alert 2019-5 Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Nashville, Ill.
03/13/2019 Alert 2019-2 Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of the First National Bank of Elmer, Elmer, NJ