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SA-13-2006
January 23, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Official Checks
Summary: Counterfeit official checks drawn on Chevron Credit Bank, National Association, Murray, Utah, are reportedly in circulation.

Chevron Credit Bank, National Association, Murray, Utah, contacted the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) to report that counterfeit official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 031100209, which is assigned to CitiBank Delaware. Chevron Credit Bank, N.A., issues official checks through an account at CitiBank Delaware.

The counterfeit items display the following wording across the top of the instrument: "THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK." "CHEVRONTEXACO" appears in all capital letters in the top-right portion of the counterfeit item, followed by the bank's correct post office box address. "Citibank Delaware" appears in the top-center portion of the counterfeit item followed by the address "One Penne Way, New Castle, DE 19720-2408." A table is located in the right-center of the counterfeit item and includes cells captioned "Reference," "Date," "Check No." and "Amount."

Authentic official checks display "ChevronTexaco" in the top-left portion of the check. "CHEVRON CREDIT BANK, N.A." is printed in all capital letters in the top-center portion of the authentic check, followed by the bank's address, "P.O. Box 5010, Concord, CA 94524." "CITIBANK DELAWARE, A SUBSIDIARY OF CITICORP, ONE PENN'S WAY, NEW CASTLE, DE 19720" is printed in the bottom-left portion of the authentic check. The signature on authentic checks is "ChevronTexaco," not an individual. The backside of the authentic check has an endorsement box and lists the following security features: chainlink, watermarking, microprinting, and visible fibers.

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

Sheri Comstock
Compliance Officer
Chevron Credit Bank, National Association
488 East Winchester Street, Suite 300
Murray, Utah 84107-7590
Telephone: (925) 827-7744
Fax: (925) 827-6345
s.s.comstock@chevron.com

Additional information about this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to:

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
E-mail: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov
Internet: http://www.occ.gov

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov. Information related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Christopher J. Spoth
Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information (1-877-275-3342).




Last Updated 01/23/2006 communications@fdic.gov