Subject: Counterfeit Official Checks
Date: January 14, 2016
Description: Edgartown National Bank
Counterfeit Official Checks of Edgartown National Bank, Edgartown, Mass.
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chair, 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 two variations of counterfeit official checks using a correct routing number of 0113056854 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various online auction scams.
The counterfeit checks resemble the bank’s authentic checks; the counterfeit checks, however, may be identified by the following traits:
Counterfeit checks presented to date are missing the bank’s telephone number of (508) 627-1100 under the bank’s logo. Checks have been made payable in varying amounts and have contained a remitter name of Matt Btiner, Ericka Williams, Terry Hutchison, or Matthew Johnson. All checks have been sent to potential victims by 2nd-day overnight mail service.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of checks drawn on Edgartown National Bank, please contact Vice President of Retail Branch Administration and Security Officer Tilma Zyla by mail at 2 S. Water St., Edgartown, MA 02539; by telephone at (508) 627-1118; by fax at (508) 627-1133; or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resources page.
Ellen M. Warwick