Skip to main content
OCC Flag

An official website of the United States government

Alert 2001-7 | August 7, 2001

Update to Fraud Prevention Regarding the Issuance of Tax Relief Treasury Checks: Update to Fraud Prevention Regarding the Issuance of Tax Relief Treasury Checks


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); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel

Attached is a copy of an update to the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Secret Service – Financial Crimes Division memorandum alerting financial institutions and others who negotiate U.S. Treasury checks to the possibility of fraud associated with the issuance of Tax Relief Treasury checks. The memorandum also addresses measures that can be taken to prevent possible fraud.

Any information which you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of local law enforcement, and:

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


Brian C. McCormally
Enforcement & Compliance Division

Related Link