Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: September 4, 2014
Description: American National Bank and Trust Company
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of American National Bank and Trust Company, Danville, Va.
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chair, 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 051401027 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a variety of work-at-home scams.
The counterfeit checks do not resemble the bank’s authentic checks; the counterfeit items may be identified by the following traits:
Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts between $1,900 and $3,400. While the company names used in the scams differ, the premise remains the same. Recipients of the checks are instructed to deposit the checks into their bank accounts, contact an individual purportedly to purchase equipment for the work-at-home assignment, and then purchase a money order (using the funds of the counterfeit item) to send to that individual to pay for the equipment.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on American National Bank and Trust Company, please contact Vice President of Operations Risk Brandon Atkins by mail at 628 Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Danville, VA 24543-0191; by telephone at (434) 792-5111; by fax at (434) 773-2277; or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resources page.
Ellen M. Warwick