Alert 1998-11| April 1, 1998

Suspicious Transactions: Fictitious Promissory Notes


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; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); District Counsel and Examining Personnel

Information has been received that fictitious promissory notes drawn on Chase Bank of Texas, N.A., P.O. Box 2558, Houston, Texas, are currently in circulation internationally. See copy attached.

The bank has requested that Jackie T. Wallace, Fraud Prevention Officer, Chase Bank of Texas, N.A., be contacted about this matter, (713) 216-8778 or fax (713) 216-1952. Any information which you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of: 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20219
Fax (202) 874-5301


Daniel P. Stipano
Enforcement & Compliance Division

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