Consumers have reported another scam involving fictitious email messages allegedly initiated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) or senior officials of the agency regarding funds purportedly under the control of the OCC, the agency said in a recent alert.
Consumers have reported receiving poorly written email messages from the following email addresses, which are not associated with the OCC: [firstname.lastname@example.org], [email@example.com], [firstname.lastname@example.org], [email@example.com], [firstname.lastname@example.org], [email@example.com], [firstname.lastname@example.org], and [email@example.com].
The agency reminds that 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,” it said.
The OCC sent a similar alert out in March.
Fictitious Notification Regarding the Release of Funds Supposedly Under the Control of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
RR: Email scam falsely alleges OCC holding funds, agency warns (March 18, 2019)