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October 18, 2017
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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 six variations of counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 111901519 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a secret shopper scam.
The counterfeit checks are of unknown color, and variations 1-5 contain a branch number of 1023. The checks may be identified by the following traits:
Variation No. 1
Variation No. 2
Variation No. 3
Variation No. 4
Variation No. 5
Variation No. 6
All checks presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts from $2,475 to $3,000.
Correspondence accompanying the counterfeit checks may include the name of Justin Cornerstone from Interactive Customer Evaluation Services. Contact information may include a telephone number of (469) 406-1366 and an email address of [email@example.com].
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on American National Bank of Texas, please contact the bank’s fraud department by mail at PO Box 40, Terrell, TX 75160, by telephone at (214) 863-6911, or by fax at (214) 863-6647.
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.
Charles M. Steele
Deputy Chief Counsel