Subject: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
Date: May 18, 2017
Description: Consumers National Bank, Minerva, Ohio
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of Consumers National Bank, Minerva, Ohio
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 at least two variations of counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 041201143 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a secret shopper scam.
The counterfeit checks may be identified by the following traits:
Variation No. 1
Variation No. 2
Potential victims are contacted via e-mail by an individual using the name of Susan Howe and purporting to be a recruitment specialist with “Sights On Service Inc.,” a mystery shopping company. If the potential victim accepts the offer, he or she will receive a counterfeit check in the mail along with instructions to deposit the check into his or her bank account and immediately proceed to a money transfer agent location to wire a majority of the funds to a third party.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on Consumers National Bank, please contact Dennis Coy, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, by mail at 614 East Lincoln Way, Minerva, OH 44657, by telephone at (330) 868-9086, 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.