Alert 2004-17| August 6, 2004

Unauthorized Banking: Bank of NG, N.A., Fictitious Internet Bank

To

Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, 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 Counsel and Examining Personnel

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has identified a website claiming to be associated with a national bank named Bank of NG, N.A. Please be advised that neither the OCC nor any state banking authority has authorized the subject entity to operate as a bank.

The website is being used to solicit applications for loans offered at low interest rates. However, no contact or identifying information is provided on the website. Registration information indicates that the website is registered to an individual in Madrid, Spain, but the operator of the website is unknown to the OCC.

Any information that you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of :

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Enforcement & Compliance Division,
MS 8-10
250 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5301
Internet: http://www.occ.treas.gov
Email: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov


Brian C. McCormally
Director
Enforcement & Compliance Division