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First-Lockhart National Bank counterfeit cashier's checks

First-Lockhart National Bank

Lockhart, TX

Contact: 
Kelly Welsh, BSA Officer
First-Lockhart National Bank
111 S. Main Street
Lockhart, TX 78655 United States of America
Voice (612) 620-9130
Fax (512) 398-7357

The above-named bank has reported that at least two variations of counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 114903213 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with scams involving online purchases and job opportunities.

The counterfeit checks may be identified by the following traits:

  • Variation No. 1
    • The checks presented are tan in color with a basket weave background pattern.
    • The bank’s logo is printed in burgundy.
    • Check numbers are within the 195000 series.
    • The word “Amount” appears next to the spelled-out dollar amount of the check.
    • The checks contain a heat-sensitive padlock icon in the bottom center portion of the check.
      >li>The word “REMITTER” is located directly above a single signature line.
    • The checks are made payable for $4,780 and contain a remitter name of Zacharey Frazier.

    Potential victims of the scam involving this variation of check are initially contacted via e-mail in response to an online job application. The correspondence may appear to be from Hiring Manager Mike Allan of Blue Dot Consultants, using an e-mail address of [hr@bluedot-consults.com] and a telephone number of (613) 288-9053.

  • Variation No. 2
    • The checks presented are of unknown color.
    • Check numbers are within the 205000 series.
    • The word “Amount” appears next to the spelled-out dollar amount of the check.
    • The word “MEMO:” appears in the bottom left portion of the check followed by beneficiary account information.
    • The following security statement is located within the bottom border of the check between two padlock icons: “SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDED. DETAILS ON BACK.”
    • The word “REMITTER” is located directly above a single signature line.
    • The checks are made payable in varying amounts from $35,000 to over $100,000 and contain remitter names of Southgate Construction Co., LTD and Northpole Construction Co. LTD.

    Potential victims of the scam involving this variation of check are companies selling merchandise and equipment online. The correspondence may appear to be from Todd Miller, using an e-mail address of [todd@southgatecons.com] and a telephone number of (226) 314-0641.

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