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June 22, 2020
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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; Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsels; and All Examining Personnel
Consumers have reported receiving fictitious email messages, allegedly initiated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) or senior officials of the agency in conjunction with the Comision Ejecutiva de Atencion a Victimas (CEAV), regarding funds purportedly under the control of the OCC.
Any communication claiming that the OCC is involved in holding any funds for the benefit of any individual or entity is fraudulent. The OCC does not participate in the transfer of funds for, or on behalf of, individuals, business enterprises, or governmental entities.
Consumers have reported receiving poorly written email messages from the following email address: [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Contact information contained in the messages include Andres Vazquez with a telephone number of (877) 479-6790 as well as a fictitious telephone number of (202) 221-4130 purportedly assigned to the OCC. A sample of the communication is attached.
Do not respond in any manner to any proposal purported to be issued by the OCC that requests personal account information or requires the payment of any fee in connection with the proposal, or that suggests the OCC is a participant in the transfer of funds for or on behalf of others. The OCC recommends that consumers file complaints with the following agencies, as appropriate:
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the Fraud Resources page on the OCC website.
Monica A. Freas
Director for Enforcement and Compliance