Alert 2006-12| March 9, 2006
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of TeamBank, N.A., Paola, Kansas
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; Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks, issued in the bank’s name and using a correct routing number of 101101769, are being presented for payment in connection with an advanced fee Internet scam.
While many of the counterfeit items bear some resemblance to the authentic items, others do not. The counterfeit checks presented to date have been printed in a variety of colored paper, styles, borders, and fonts. None of the checks presented to date have included the bank’s telephone number, and all checks have been drawn on bank account number “490008.”
Authentic cashier’s checks issued by the bank are light cream in color with a tan colored zigzag pattern that is printed horizontally across the check. The instruments contain a black spider-web border with a security statement along the right edge. The bank’s logo and name appear in the top center portion of authentic instruments, followed by “Paola, KS 66071 – 1-800-880-6262.”
For additional information and guidance or to verify the authenticity of TeamBank, N.A.’s cashier’s checks, please contact Ken Harris, SVP Risk Management/Compliance, 1 South Pearl Street, Paola, Kansas 66071, by telephone at (913) 259-2101, by fax at (913) 259-3504, or via email at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resource page.
Brian C. McCormally
Director for Enforcement & Compliance