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Alert 2006-2 | January 5, 2006

Unauthorized Banking: United Exchange International Bank 166 North Front St. #213, Belize City, Belize (801) 576-2610


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 by the Central Bank of Belize (CBB) that the United Exchange International Bank has not been granted a banking license by the CBB, and the entity is not authorized to conduct the business of banking in or from Belize. The CBB also advises that the company is not located at the listed Belize address or any other known location in Belize.

The phone number and Website registration information indicate that the entity originates from the state of Utah. However, there is no record that the state of Utah has issued a banking license to the subject entity.

Any information that you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of the Central Bank of Belize:

Mail: Central Bank of Belize
PO Box 852
Belize City, Belize
Telephone: (501) 223-6194
Fax: (501) 223-5122

If you have any questions about this alert or wish to provide information to the OCC, the appropriate contacts are:

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

For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resource page.


Brian C. McCormally
Director for Enforcement & Compliance