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Unauthorized Banking

An unauthorized bank is any financial institution operating without a license or charter. You can report information you have about such institutions to the OCC via

  • E-mail: OCC Alert Responses
  • Fax: (202) 649-6450
  • Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Enforcement & Compliance Division, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20219

Access an individual alert list.

Learn more.

Read OCC's Charters: Comptroller's Licensing Manual.


Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
05/23/2019  Alert 2019-6, Fictitious Notification Regarding the Release of Funds Supposedly Under the Control of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
05/22/2019  Alert 2019-5, Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Nashville, Ill.
04/04/2019  Alert 2019-4, Unauthorized Banking: First National Bank