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Alert 2013-16
Description: First National Bank of Alvin

Counterfeit Cashier's Checks: First National Bank of Alvin

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 113123654 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with Internet-based employment and auction scams.

The counterfeit checks resemble the authentic items but may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items are light blue in color, contain a faded bank logo, and include a security warning along the top border, which reads: “WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER.”

Counterfeit items presented to date have been made payable in the amounts of: $2,509.67, $2,709.67, and $2,809.67. The items have contained a remitter name of Randy Schumann and are signed by Buddy Schroeder.

For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of First National Bank of Alvin’s cashier’s checks, please contact Celeste Reeder, Bookkeeping Supervisor, by mail at 1600 E. Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77512, by telephone at (281) 331‑3151, by fax at (281) 485-7968, or by e-mail at

Consumers who receive a counterfeit or fictitious item and associated material should file complaints with the following agencies, as appropriate:

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC): by telephone at (877) FTC-HELP or, for filing a complaint electronically, via the FTC’s Web site at
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB): The BBB system serves markets throughout Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States and is the marketplace leader in advancing trust between businesses and consumers. The Web site offers contact information for local BBBs, objective reports on more than 2 million businesses, consumer scam alerts, and tips on a wide variety of topics that help consumers find trustworthy businesses and make wise purchasing decisions.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (to report scams that may have originated via the Internet): Its Web site is
  • If correspondence is received via the U.S. Postal Service, contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by telephone at (888) 877-7644; by mail at U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General, Operations Support Group, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60606-6100; or via the online complaint form at

Additional information concerning this matter that should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to
 Mail:Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division
400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218; MS 8E-12
Washington, DC 20219
 Fax:(202) 649-6450

For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resource at

Daniel P. Stipano
Deputy Chief Counsel