Subject: Counterfeit Treasurer's Checks
Date: February 20, 2014
Description: United Bank
Counterfeit Treasurer's Checks of United Bank, West Springfield, Mass.
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 two different versions of counterfeit checks, both using a correct routing number of 211872027, are being presented for payment nationwide. These payments are in connection with a variety of Internet overpayment scams.
While the counterfeit checks may resemble the bank’s authentic checks, counterfeit items may be identified by several traits:
Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts between $2,400 and $4,900 and may contain remitter names of Kyle J Hagen, Tom Linkous, and Mark Hartsell.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of United Bank’s treasurer’s checks, please contact Security Officer Victoria Graffam by mail at 95 Elm St., West Springfield, MA 01089; by telephone at (413) 787-1700, ext. 1215; by fax at (413) 788-3370; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumers who receive counterfeit or fictitious items 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 page at www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Ellen M. Warwick