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Bank of California counterfeit cashier's checks

Banc of California, N.A.

Irvine, CA

Lucy Aguilar
Banc of California, N.A.
18500 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92612 United States of America
Voice (714) 864-5168

The above-named bank has reported that two versions of counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 322274527 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with online employment scams.

The counterfeit checks resemble the bank’s authentic checks; the counterfeit checks, however, may be identified by the following traits:

  • Version #1
    • The checks contain a light blue marbled background.
    • The following security statement is located within a dark top border: “TO VERIFY AUTHENTICIY, SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE 13 SECURITY FEATURES.”
    • The bank’s address located beneath the bank’s logo in the top-left corner is void of punctuation between the suite number and city.
    • A heat-sensitive security feature is located in the bottom-center portion of the checks.
  • Version #2
    • The checks contain a light blue background.
    • The following security statement is located within a darker blue top border: “WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER.”
    • A security padlock icon and statement appear in the right border of the checks.

Counterfeit checks presented to date have been made payable in amounts between $1,480 and $8,800, and contain remitter names of Donald Adams, Paul Burrigt, Jessica Fonseca, James Foster, Chris Harding, Jerry Lambert, Jeanette Maldonado, Henry Malls, and Mark Williams.

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