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Financial Institution Letter
Special Alert

SUBJECT: Fictitious Promissory Notes

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has advised us that fictitious promissory notes drawn on the Chase Bank of Texas, N.A., P.O. Box 2558, Houston, Texas, are in circulation internationally. A copy is attached.

The bank has requested that anyone with information on this matter contact Jackie T. Wallace, Fraud Prevention Officer at the Chase Bank of Texas, N.A., Houston, Texas, by telephone at (713) 216-8778 or by fax at (713) 216-1952.

Information concerning these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-6012, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.

Attachment: [facsimile of a note, 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). Electronic versions of FDIC FILs and Press Releases are available at .

Last Updated: April 21, 1998