Counterfeit Official Checks of BankUnited, N.A.
Miami Lakes, FL
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.