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Counterfeit Official Checks of Ruby Valley National Bank

Ruby Valley National Bank

Twin Bridges, MT


Linda Maddox
Ruby Valley National Bank

P.O. Box 417 Twin Bridgest, MT 59754
United States of America

Voice (406) 842-5411
Fax (406) 842-5570

The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit official checks using a correct routing number of 092005411 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a research evaluation scam.

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

  • The check does not contain any borders and has a padlock icon in the bottom-right corner.
  • The words "Official Check" are located in the top-center portion of the check.
  • The words "PAYABLE THROUGH FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, BILLING, MT" appear in the bottom-left corner of the check.
  • Checks contain an authorized signature of "W Charleston."

Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in the amount of $2,260 and contain a remitter name of Charles Maine.

Correspondence related to the scam contains the letterhead of “FLM Research Co., 2029 Century Park E #1120, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (413) 471-9361, [], [].”

The correspondence instructs the recipient to e-mail Charles Maine at the e-mail address noted above for further instruction regarding the evaluation assignment.

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