Subject: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
Date: June 28, 2017
Description: First-Lockhart National Bank
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of First-Lockhart National Bank, Lockhart, Texas
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 114903213 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with scams involving online purchases and job opportunities.
The counterfeit checks may be identified by the following traits:
Variation No. 1
Potential victims of the scam involving this variation of check are initially contacted via e-mail in response to an online job application. The correspondence may appear to be from Hiring Manager Mike Allan of Blue Dot Consultants, using an e-mail address of [firstname.lastname@example.org] and a telephone number of (613) 288-9053.
Variation No. 2
Potential victims of the scam involving this variation of check are companies selling merchandise and equipment online. The correspondence may appear to be from Todd Miller, using an e-mail address of [email@example.com] and a telephone number of (226) 314-0641.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on First-Lockhart National Bank, please contact Kelly Welch, BSA Officer, by mail at 111 S. Main Street, Lockhart, TX 78655, by telephone at (612) 620-9130, by fax at (512) 398-7357, or by e-mail at KWelch@Firstlockhart.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.