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OCC: Fraudulent Correspondence Has Been Attributed to Officials of the OCC

 

Jan 25 - Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regarding funds purportedly under the control of the OCC and other government entities, is in circulation. Correspondence may be distributed via email, fax or postal mail.

Any document claiming that the OCC is involved in holding any funds for the benefit of any individual or entity is fraudulent. The OCC does not participate in the transfer of funds for, or on behalf of, individuals, business enterprises, or governmental entities.

The letters may indicate that funds are being held by Bank of America and that the recipient will be required to pay a mandatory express service charge to have the funds released.

Attached is a copy of this fraudulent correspondence, which is being sent to consumers in an attempt to elicit funds from them and to gather personal information to be used in possible future identification theft.

The correspondence in question contains forged signatures of former OCC officials. In addition, the material contains a fictitious email address that is not associated with the OCC.

Before responding in any manner to any proposal supposedly issued by the OCC that requests personal information or personal account information or that requires the payment of any fee in connection with the proposal, the recipient should take steps to verify that the proposal is legitimate. At a minimum, the OCC recommends that consumers:

Any information regarding the subject of this or any other alert that you wish to bring to the attention of the OCC may be sent to occalertresponses(at)occ.treas.gov.

Click here for the correspondence.


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