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August 27, 2009
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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 identified a Website claiming to be associated with a national bank named Sovereign Trust Capital Reserve Bank, N.A. The Sovereign Trust Capital Reserve Bank, N.A., is not authorized pursuant to federal law to conduct business as a national bank by the OCC. It is a violation of federal criminal law, 18 USC 709, for any corporation or person acting on behalf of a corporation to hold itself out as a national bank without authorization. All national banks are chartered and regulated by the OCC, a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury.
This entity has purported physical locations in Crow Agency, Montana; Georgetown, Texas; Stockholm, Sweden; and Panama City, Panama. As of now, the above Website and associated telephone numbers have been disabled.
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