Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: December 19, 2013
Description: Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, Glens Falls, N.Y.
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); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsels; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 021302554 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with overpayment scams related to online auctions and mystery shopping scams.
The counterfeit checks resemble the bank’s authentic items but may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items contain the words “CASHIER’S CHECK” in the top-center section of the checks, and the following security statement is located in the top border: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.” Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable for varying amounts.
For additional information or guidance and to verify the authenticity of Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company’s cashier’s checks, please contact Vice President, Security Officer Gregory A. Moore by mail at 250 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, by telephone at (518) 415-4408, by fax at (518) 415-4592 or by 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 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 www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Ellen M. Warwick