Subject: Counterfeit Money Orders
Date: March 10, 2008
Description: KeyBank, National Association
Counterfeit Money Orders of KeyBank, National Association, Highland Heights, KY
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit money orders issued in the bank’s name and using the bank’s correct routing number of 102003918 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various up-front fee scams involving Internet purchases, work-at-home job offers, and charitable Internet sites.
While the counterfeit items strongly resemble the authentic items, counterfeits may be identified by the following traits: items are a consistent green and white in color, with no fading tones and contain a remitter name of either Keith Corry or Louis Harry. Checks presented to date have been made payable in the amounts of $350 and $2,450 and contain hand-written payable-to names. Due to possible variations in appearance of the bank’s official items and scams, it is suggested that officials of KeyBank, National Association be contacted to verify authenticity of any of the bank’s official items, if received from an unknown or questionable source.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of KeyBank, National Association’s official items, please contact KeyBank, National Association’s Corporate Investigations Division, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44144, by telephone at 1-800-433-0124, or via 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 you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to:
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resource at: http://www.occ.gov/topics/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/index-fraud-resources.html.