Alert 2006-33| June 30, 2006
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Drawn on Sun National Bank, Vineland, N.J.
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; Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; 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 and using a correct routing number of 031206420 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a lottery scam.
The counterfeit items are an exact replica of the authentic items with the exception of a fictitious telephone number of “1-877-766-2452” being used on the counterfeit instruments. The counterfeit checks are being sent to potential victims along with fictitious winning lottery notification letters. The counterfeit items presented to date are payable in the amount of $2,900.00, contain a check number of 379681, and include a remitter name of “T. AMERICA.”
The correspondence accompanying the counterfeit items contains the letterhead of TRANS AMERICA SWEEPSTAKES, 178 St. Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec H3H 2B5 and may be signed by Mary Jordan, Director, Accounting Services. Recipients are instructed to contact (416) 848-1473, ext 1 to claim their prize.
For additional information and guidance or to verify the authenticity of Sun National Bank’s cashier’s checks, please contact John Dickerson, Loss Prevention, 226 Landis Avenue, Vineland, N.J. 08360, by telephone at (856) 690-4249, by fax at (856) 205-9972, or via email at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to:
Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division, MS 6-4
250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5214
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resource page.
Daniel P. Stipano
Deputy Chief Counsel