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Financial Institution Letter
Special Alert

SUBJECT: Fraudulent Certificates of Deposit and Drafts

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has alerted us that fraudulent certificates of deposit issued by "Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Co. Finance Corp." and fraudulent drafts issued by "Mitsubishi Finance Corp. Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Co." are in circulation. A copy of each instrument is attached.

The New York City office of The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation, a large multinational financial institution headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has advised that it has no relationship with the subject entities. The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation's New York branch has requested that it be contacted about this matter by phone at (212) 891-8350 or that information be faxed to (212) 755-2349. Please also forward any information concerning these instruments to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-612, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.

Attachments: (Facsimiles not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Note: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated: April 11, 1997