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Alert 2004-23
Description: Riverside National Bank Cashier’s Checks

Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks: Riverside National Bank Cashier’s Checks

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; 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 cashier's checks issued in the bank's name are being used, both in the United States and internationally, in business transactions. To date, the checks have been used primarily for the purchase of goods acquired via the Internet. The counterfeit checks can be identified by certain missing items and language incorrectly printed on the check. The counterfeit checks do not have a holographic foil strip across the top and contain the following logo at the top center of the check:

"RiverSide National Bank"

Authentic cashier's checks issued by the bank contain a prominent holographic, multi-color foil strip across the top of the check and the bank logo, above, is printed in the lower left corner. Counterfeit checks also typically have: the name AUGUSTO ENTERPRISES, INC. on the remitter line; the 6-digit number sequence begins with 745_ _ _, and the account number used is 067011142:01010001301.

You can verify the authenticity of RNB cashier’s checks by contacting Ann Winstead at (772) 466-1200 or Security Director Laz Claro at (321) 951-3105.

Any information concerning this matter that you think should be brought to the attention of OCC, may be forwarded to:

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Enforcement & Compliance Division,
MS 8-10
250 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5301
Internet: http://www.occ.treas.gov
E-mail: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov

Brian C. McCormally
Director,
Enforcement & Compliance Division