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American National Bank, Omaha, Nebraska, has contacted the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. The items are reportedly associated with a lottery scam. Correspondence accompanying the counterfeit items contains the letterhead of "BRITISH AMERICAN WORLD LOTTERY." The letter notifies recipients of their winning status in the International Mega Million Jackpot and explains that the enclosed check is to assist with the payment of legal notarization, stamp duty insurance and processing fees. The recipient is further instructed to contact the processing officer at a specific telephone number provided in the letter.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 104000854, which is assigned to American National Bank, and they are similar to cashier's checks previously issued by the bank through 2005. The counterfeit items are light blue in color and contain the bank's logo in the center, followed by "AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK, American Dreams Come True, P.O. Box 2130, Omaha, NE 68144."
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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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