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Subject: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
Date: August 1, 2008
Description: Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, Louisville, GA
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel; 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 061103975 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with online purchase/rental overpayment scams.
Counterfeit items are similar to the authentic checks, but may be identified by the following traits: checks are green in color with a marbled background. The instruments contain a dark-green top border, which includes the following security statement: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.” The bank’s name and logo is located in the lower-left portion of the check and is enclosed in a dark-green box. The bank’s Internet address is missing from the check.
Items presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts from $1,500 to $15,500, contain a remitter name of Jacob Perkins, and are signed by either Jennifer V. Pose or Rebecca Kogiel. Due to possible variations in the appearance of the bank’s official items and differing scams associated with the counterfeit or fictitious items, officials of Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company suggest they be contacted to verify authenticity of the bank’s cashier’s checks if received from an unknown or questionable source.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company’s cashier’s checks, please contact Kelli M. Fulford, Security Officer, 113 E. Broad Street, Louisville, GA 30434, by telephone at (478) 625-2021, x149, by fax at (478) 625-5051, or via e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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 you believe 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: http://www.occ.gov/topics/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/index-fraud-resources.html.
Richard C. Stearns