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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) List of Counterfeit / Lost / Stolen/ Missing/ Forged

Cashier's Checks, Official Checks, and Money Orders: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Not on the list:  

Counterfeit Canadian cashier's checks, counterfeit corporate checks, counterfeit personal checks (with exceptions).

List of Counterfeit, Stolen, Forged drafts than can be sent to you:

QChex, US Treasury Checks, Traveler's Checks, Corporate Checks, Personal Checks, Walmart Money Orders, US Postal Money Orders, International Money Orders (MoneyGrams), Electronic Checks from Payment Centers (ACH).

 

WARNING! This is not a complete list.  New checks are stolen every day and used in check scams of all kinds, including corporate and personal checks.

If you do not find your check on this list, that DOES NOT MEAN it is safe.

Always contact the account holder to ask if the check you have was made out to you.

If you are the victim of a counterfeit check scam and the check is drawn on a US bank, submit your complaint to FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th St., NW, Room F-4040, Washington, D.C. 20429, or send your information electronically to alert@fdic.gov

If you are the victim of a counterfeit check scam and the check is drawn on a Canadian bank, any information you may have should be brought to the attention of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada, Compliance Division, 121 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3T9, Canada, or send information electronically to alerte@osfi-bsif.gc.ca

 

The following list is compiled from the FDIC Special Alerts, pertinent OCC Alerts, the Canada Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institution (OFSI) Warning Notices, and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

 

Bank Names (Special Alerts):  1st  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X Y Z

WARNINGS    NOTICES

 

Additional Resources:

ABA Routing Number Verification Tool

For a database of fake bank web sites, please visit www.aa419.org.

For the Financial Services Authority (FSA) list of fake banks doing business on the web, please visit

unauthorized internet banks

and scroll down the page.

 

An additional list of fake bank sites and much, more can be found on the South African Police web site, www.419legal.org

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U.S. Treasury

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) Advisories:

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Fraudulent Use of Canada Post Money Orders (PDF)

 

Transaction Involving the National Republic of Nigeria (PDF)

 

SA-71-2005 Mutual-to-Stock Conversions

 

Emails allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

 

WARNINGS AND NOTICES:

 

WARNINGS:

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO INVESTORS!

If you are involved in any investment not personally conducted through an established, recognized brokerage house, you need to check the the WARNINGS below and the Special Alerts alphabetical listing (see above).  If you find the name of a bank on this list into which you have been told to transfer funds, or that is involved in any way in the investment, STOP.  Go immediately to our contact page: www.fraudaid.com/contact_fraudaid.htm

July 2007 SA-186-2007: Fraudulent Correspondence Claiming to be from the FDIC
June 2007 SA-140-2007: Fraudulent Letters That Claim to Be from the FDIC are Being Faxed to Financial Institutions. The Letters Request That the Financial Institution Provide a Copy of its Certification of Foreign Correspondent Accounts
May 2007 SA-112-2007: Letters Fraudulently Claiming to Be from the FDIC are Requesting That Financial Institutions Deposit Official or Cashier's Checks Into Customer Accounts
February 2007 SA-46-2007: E-mails Fraudulently Claiming to Be from the FDIC or Verisign, Inc. are Attempting to Deceive Financial Institutions in to Installing Unknown Software on Their Computer Networks
February 2007 SA-42-2007: Fraudulent E-Mails Claim to Be From ViewPoint Bank Financial Solutions in Association with the FDIC
October 2006 E-mails That Falsely Claim to Be from the FDIC are Requesting That Recipients Provide Highly Sensitive Online Banking Information
September 2006 SA-266-2006: Fraudulent E-Mail Claims to Be From the FDIC
August 2006 SA-220-2006: Consumer Alert – Fraudulent E-Mail Claims to Be From the FDIC
December 2005 SA-192-2005 Faxed Messages to Foreign Institutions and Citizens Fraudulently Claim to be from the FDIC
November 2005 SA-11-2005 Consumer Alert - Consumers Have Received E-mails That Fraudulently Claim to be from the FDIC

 

NOTICES:

 

July 2007 SA-197-2007: The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) Has Revised Its List of Entities That Provide a Cayman Islands Contact Address, But are Not Licensed or Registered to Conduct Business Activities Regulated by the CIMA
June 2007 SA-163-2007: Golden Merchant Bank and Dexia Financial Trust May Be Conducting Banking Operations in Canada or the United States Without Authorization
May 2007 SA-128-2007: The FDIC Has Been Notified That Ready State Bank of Panama is Conducting Unauthorized Banking Activities, Primarily in Caracas, Venezuela
May 2007 SA-131-2007: The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) of Canada Has Identified Borealis International as An Entity That May Be Illegally Operating as a Financial Institution
December 2006 The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) of Canada has Identified CanadaBank as an Entity that May be Illegally Operating as a Financial Institution - Canadabank
November 2006 The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) of Canada Has Identified Five Entities That May Be Illegally Operating as Financial Institutions: Allied Financial Trust, Toronto, Ontario (www.aftservice.com) - Century Funding, Key West, Florida - Coopérative d'épargne et de Crédit des Commercant EF (www.ceccef.EU) - Euro-Amro Bancorp Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia - Maritime Financial Trust, Toronto, Ontario (www.mftboc.com)
September 2006 Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations in Canada or the United States Without Authorization - Also see OSFI Publication 71 (Free Adobe Acrobat Reader required). The following fake bank names are being used in Nigerian scams: Rockval Holding Corporation, Saint-Émile, Québec; East Bonding Canada Corporation ("East Bonding"), Saint-Émile, Québec; Societé Canadienne de Cautionnement (Scc) Inc. (otherwise known as Canadian Bonding Corporation), Saint-Émile, Québec; Gestion Lamca Inc. (otherwise known as Lamca Holdings Inc.), Saint-Émile, Québec; and Lincoln Financial Trust, Toronto, Ontario.
August 2006 Websites with Cayman addresses not registered nor licensed in the Cayman Islands - Cayman Islands Monetary Authority PDF publication (Free Adobe Acrobat Reader required) - Web sites posing as legitimate financial institutions.
June 2006 SA-171-2006 International Money Transfer may be Illegally Operating as a Financial Institution
June 2005

SA-6-2005 Banking license of Sunra International Bank & Trust Corporation Has Been Revoked by the Financial Institutions Commission of the Republic of Palau

February 2005 SA-19-2005 Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations in Canada or the United States Without Authorization  Any information about these entities may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, Washington, D.C. 20429, or forwarded electronically to alert@fdic.gov.
January 2005 SA-23-2005 Counterfeit U.S. Postal Money Orders Authentic U.S. Postal Money Orders have a number of distinguishing features, including: ...   A copy of an authentic money order with the features noted can be downloaded from the Web at http://www.usps.com/missingmoneyorders/security.htm. Click on the 299 PDF link on the Web page. Adobe® Reader® 7.0 Free download
March 2003  SA-17-2003: Scam Involving Counterfeit Official Checks

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) unauthorized banks list: entities that may be conducting banking business in the United States illegally or without authorization: 1996-2006 http://www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/alert/2006-16a.pdf  Adobe® Reader® 7.0 Free download

 

   

Bank Names (Special Alerts):  1st   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X Y Z

 

   

Our thanks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI), and BankersOnline for making these alerts available on their sites to the general public, businesses, and bankers in order that they may protect themselves from becoming victims of this terrible crime, and thanks to the financial institutions that have taken the time to file a report with the FDIC and the OCC.

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