Subject: Counterfeit Official Checks
Date: September 25, 2013
Description: TCF National Bank
Counterfeit Official Checks of TCF National Bank, Sioux Falls, S.D.
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; 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 Counsels; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit official checks using a correct routing number of 291070001 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with an unknown scam.
The counterfeit checks resemble the authentic items but may be identified by the following: Counterfeit items are of unknown color and contain a handwritten dollar amount within an outlined box and a handwritten payee name. The checks do not include a legal dollar amount or a date of issuance. The reverse side of the items are completely blank.
Counterfeit items presented to date have been made payable in the amount of $200.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of TCF National Bank’s official checks, please contact the bank’s customer service center at (866) 288-9975.
Consumers who receive a counterfeit or fictitious item 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
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resource at www.occ.gov/fraudresources.htm.
Ellen M. Warwick