Subject: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
Date: September 30, 2011
Description: First National Bank of Pikeville
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of The Bank of Crossville, A Branch of the First National Bank of Pikeville, Pikeville, TN
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Associate Deputy Comptrollers; and 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 064102944 are being presented for payment nationwide and internationally in connection with a potential variety of Internet auction scams and mystery shopping scams.
The counterfeit items closely resemble the bank’s authentic cashier’s checks. Items presented to date have been made payable for varying amounts between $2,450 and $99,900 and have included the remitter name of Mark Wayne.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks for The Bank of Crossville, a branch of the First National Bank of Pikeville, please contact Tony Gervolino, Compliance Officer, by mail at PO Box 488, 441 Spring Street, Pikeville, TN 37367, by telephone at (423) 447-2931, by fax at (423) 447-2319, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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 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 resource at http://www.occ.treas.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Richard C. Stearns