November 18, 2005
||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security
||Counterfeit Official Checks
official checks drawn on Chino Commercial Bank, N.A., Chino, California,
are reportedly in circulation.
Chino Commercial Bank, N.A., Chino, California, has contacted the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing
the institution's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 122037711, which
is not assigned to Chino Commercial Bank, N.A. The routing number assigned
Commercial Bank, N.A., is 122243062. The counterfeit items
are referred to as "Official Checks"; however, the bank issues
checks. In addition, the counterfeit items are dissimilar to authentic
checks in their style, font and layout. A copy of a counterfeit item
and an authentic
official check (VOID) are attached for your review.
Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the
Assistant Vice President —Compliance Officer
Chief Financial Officer —Security Officer
Chino Commercial Bank, N.A.
14345 Pipeline Avenue.
Chino, California 91710
Telephone: (909) 393-8880
Fax: (909) 465-1279
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.
For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's
Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2005/index.html. To learn
how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please
||Christopher J. Spoth
Division of Supervision and Consumer
Attachment (not available electronically)
NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site
online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments
have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the
electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud.
Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert
letter to the financial institutions on the letter’s distribution
list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks — commercial and savings).
Printed copies of the Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained
from the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room
100, Washington, DC 20434 (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200; fax:
(703) 562-2296; or e-mail: email@example.com).
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)