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Financial Institution Letter
Special Alert

SUBJECT: Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations In the United States Without Authorization

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received information that the following entity is soliciting deposits on the Internet and offering credit card services. This entity has not been granted a national bank charter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency nor are its deposits insured by the FDIC. Proposed transactions involving this entity should be viewed with extreme caution.

Dunbar National Bank of Maryland
Address Unknown

Please forward any information concerning this entity to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F- 6012, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.

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). Electronic versions of FILs and Press Releases are available on the FDIC web site at:

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Last Updated: September 26, 1997