Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: April 25, 2012
Description: Broadway National Bank
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of Broadway National Bank, San Antonio, Texas
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 issued in the bank’s name and using a correct routing number of 114021933 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various Internet scams, including but not limited to inheritance and mystery shopping.
The counterfeit items resemble the bank’s authentic cashier's checks but may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items are blue in color with a basket weave pattern in the background and contain a darkened top border with a security statement that reads “FOR SECURITY PURPOSES, THE FACE OF THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING IN THE BORDER.” The counterfeit check is missing the bank’s telephone number of “210.283.6500” as well as the “Preparer” signature line along the left border. Items presented to date have been made payable for varying amounts from $2,950 to $655,000.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of Broadway National Bank’s cashier’s checks, please contact Debi Rice, Vice President, ERM-Loss Prevention, by mail at P.O. Box 17001, San Antonio TX 78217; by telephone at (210) 283-5602; 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 OCC may be forwarded to
Richard C. Stearns