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June 13, 2018
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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 counterfeit cashier’s checks using the bank’s correct routing number of 061103975 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various online auction scams.
There are at least four known variations of counterfeit checks in circulation. While the counterfeit checks resemble the bank’s authentic checks, they may be identified by the following traits:
Checks presented to date have been made payable in amounts ranging from $850 to $29,850 and contain remitter names of George Carter, Jonathan Cook, Carlos Gutierrez, Wade Hughes, Hector Lopez, Maria Mendoza, Denise Pinkston, Greg Terry, or Cecil Walters. Checks may contain authorized signatures of Rita Burke, Anna Garney, or Frank Gravis.
For additional information and to verify the authenticity of cashier’s checks drawn on Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, please contact Assistant Vice President & Bank Secrecy Officer Kelli M. Counts by mail at 208 E. 7th St., Louisville, GA 30434, by telephone at (706) 833-3909, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Monica A. Freas
Director for Enforcement and Compliance