Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that banks are
receiving instruments entitled "Certified Bankers Checks" purportedly
payable at United States Post Offices, the United States Treasury
Department, and the Comptroller of the Currency. These instruments
are deemed to be without financial value.
The FDIC has
also received information that banks are being offered certificates
of deposit in the amount of $25 million (U.S. dollars), purportedly
issued by Banco Del Atlantico, S.A., to support various financial
transactions. These instruments have been reported to be counterfeit
and contain forged signatures. Banco Del Atlantico, S.A., is a legitimate
bank headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.
concerning these instruments should be forwarded to the FDIC's Special
Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-612, Washington,
J. Ketcha Jr.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)