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December 1, 2005
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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
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been advised that persons representing themselves as employees of the above-referenced entity have been contacting other persons. Please be advised that the referenced entity has not been chartered by the OCC and is not authorized to conduct the business of banking.
The phone calls made and emails issued by officials of this unauthorized entity have referred to several different schemes, all of which are variations of well-known up-front-fee frauds, including the issuance of worthless official bank checks. The contact information being provided for the entity includes an unlisted cell phone number originating with a Texas cell phone service and an email contact through a "@yahoo.com" address. In addition, the Website used by the referenced entity has been suspended.
Any information that you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
For additional information on this and other types of financial fraud, please visit OCC's anti-fraud resource.
Brian C. McCormally
Enforcement & Compliance Division