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March 10, 2008
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The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit money orders issued in the bank’s name and using the bank’s correct routing number of 102003918 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various up-front fee scams involving Internet purchases, work-at-home job offers, and charitable Internet sites.
While the counterfeit items strongly resemble the authentic items, counterfeits may be identified by the following traits: items are a consistent green and white in color, with no fading tones and contain a remitter name of either Keith Corry or Louis Harry. Checks presented to date have been made payable in the amounts of $350 and $2,450 and contain hand-written payable-to names. Due to possible variations in appearance of the bank’s official items and scams, it is suggested that officials of KeyBank, National Association be contacted to verify authenticity of any of the bank’s official items, if received from an unknown or questionable source.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of KeyBank, National Association’s official items, please contact KeyBank, National Association’s Corporate Investigations Division, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44144, by telephone at 1-800-433-0124, or via email at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Consumers who receive counterfeit or fictitious items and associated material should file complaints with the following agencies, as appropriate:
Additional information concerning this matter that should be brought to the attention of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) may be forwarded to
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division
400 7th St. SW, Suite 3E-218; MS 8E-12
Washington, DC 20219
Phone: (202) 649-6450
Fax: (571) 293-4925
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resources page.
Richard C. Stearns
Director for Enforcement & Compliance