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Counterfeit Official Checks of BankUnited, N.A.

BankUnited, N.A.

Miami Lakes, FL

Contact: 

Anna Vazquez
BankUnited, N.A.

7825 NW 148th Streett Miami Lakes, FL 33016
United States of America

Voice (305) 698-4364
Fax (305) 818-1417

The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit official checks using a correct routing number of 031100209 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various Internet-based scams.


The counterfeit checks do not resemble the bank’s authentic checks; the counterfeit items vary in appearance and may be identified by the following traits:

  • The date, remitter, payee, and amounts may be handwritten.
  • The branch number appears as "BR 0126."
  • The ORIGINATOR appears as "0511."
  • The following security statement may appear in both the top and bottom borders of the check:
    − "The face of this document has a colored background on white paper. The back of this document contains an artificial watermark. Hold at angle to view."
  • One of the following security statements may appear in the top border of the check:
    − "This document has a colored background and micro printing, reverse side includes an artificial watermark."
    − "For security purposes, the border of this document contains micro printing."
    − "This document has a true watermark printed on the back. The front has a microprint signature line. Absence of these features will indicate a copy."

Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in amounts between $350 and $9,500 and have contained one of the following remitter names: Carl Barclays, John Baxter, Peter Dodge, Stephanie Fernandez, Patrick Joe, William Johnson, Andrew Morgan, Remmy Nicholas, Phillip G. Peters, James Roland, Joseph Sambia, Anderson Stone, and Craig Woods.

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