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Quantum National Bank, Suwanee, Georgia, 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 counterfeit items display the routing number 061104893, which is assigned to Quantum National Bank. The items are reportedly part of a lottery scam. The counterfeit items are light blue in color with multiple-color woven threads throughout and a checkmark-patterned background. The counterfeit items display the bank's logo in blue and red ink in the upper-left corner. The words "CASHIER'S CHECK" appear in the top center, and a security phrase is located along the top border. The counterfeit items presented to date have been made payable in the amount of $3,862.56; include a date of "JUL 12, 2006;" and show the "Purchased by" name as either "C.M.F. Ser." or "C.C.F.T. Service."
Correspondence accompanying the counterfeit items contains the letterhead of "CONSUMERS CHOICE FINANCIAL TRUST & PAYMENT INC., PRIZE AND AWARD PRESENTATION INTERNATIONAL CLAIM DEPARTMENT, Sweepstakes and Internet Games Payment Verification Centre." The letters notify the recipients of their winning status and explain that the enclosed check was sent as a "prepayment to assist you with expediting the payment of the mandatory surcharge and processing fees." Recipients are instructed to contact the account agent immediately at 1 (866) 856-7036 in order to obtain authorization and further instructions.
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Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the OCC's attention may be forwarded to:
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 email@example.com. 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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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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