OCC unauthorized banking alert: Amarico Trust Bank
Amarico Trust Bank
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been informed that an entity using the name “Amarico Trust Bank” and branding itself as “AmTrust Bank,” an inactive institution, is misrepresenting itself as a national bank. The fictitious entity has been using a foreign-hosted website designed to obtain information to likely perpetrate identity theft. Amarico Trust Bank has purported to be a financial institution offering business banking services; however, this entity is not a licensed or chartered bank.
The domain used by this fictitious entity is [amaricotrustbank.com], which contains spoofed information, including a mailing address, of a legitimate financial institution. Consumers receiving email correspondence from this entity should consider the messages to be fictitious and should not respond.
For additional information, refer to the OCC's alert, linked above.