KS bank reports counterfeit cashier’s checks using its routing number

First National Bank of Scott City, Scott City, Kan., has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks using the bank’s routing number of 101104041 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with an unknown scam, the regulator of federally chartered banks said Tuesday.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said there are at least three variations of counterfeit items in circulation, none of which resembles the bank’s authentic item.

Checks presented to date have been made payable in various denominations up to $13,000. The OCC also notes that consumers have reported receiving the checks along with a generic letter by overnight mail service. The sender’s information appears as “Park Slope Condos.”

The OCC said the counterfeit checks may be identified by the following traits:

Variation #1

  • The checks are light blue in color and contain a marbled background and dark blue top border.
  • The following security statement is located within the top border: “TO VERIFY AUTHENTICITY, SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE 13 SECURITY FEATURES.”
  • The bank’s telephone number of 620/872-2143 is missing from the bank’s logo at the top of the check.
  • A heat-sensitive security shield is located in the bottom center portion of the check.
  • The remitter name may appear as “Eugene Dixon.”

Variation #2

  • The checks are of unknown color and contain a laced-style border.
  • The following security statement is located within the top border: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND HIGH RESOLUTION BORDER. THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS DOCUMENT HAS AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.”
  • The bank’s telephone number of 620/872-2143 is missing from the bank’s logo at the top of the check.
  • The remitter name may appear as “William Gault.”
  • The check contains a fictitious account number ending in “1090.”

Variation #3

  • The checks are of unknown color and contain a darkened top border.
  • The following security statement is located within the top border: “TO VERIFY AUTHENTICITY, SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE 11 SECURITY FEATURES.”
  • The bank’s telephone number of 620/872-2143 is missing from the bank’s logo at the top of the check.
  • The remitter name may appear as “Matthew Brandon.”
  • The following statement appears directly beneath the amount payable line: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A MICRO-PRINT SIGNATURE LINE, AUTHENTIC WATERMARK, AND CHLOROSTAIN PAPER, ABSENCE OF THESE FEATURES WILL INDICATE COUNTERFEIT.”

Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of First National Bank of Scott City, Scott City, Kan.

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