Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations in the United States Without Authorization
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has advised
us that the following entities may be conducting banking business
in the United States illegally or without authorization:
First Americans Trust Company
a/k/a "First Americans"
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Apache Tribe General Community Bank of Anadarko
620 East Colorado
Proposed transactions involving these entities should be viewed
with extreme caution.
Attached is a press release from the State of Oklahoma State
Banking Department concerning these entities.
Please forward any information concerning these entities to the
FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-
6012, Washington, D.C. 20429.
Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.
Attachment: Oklahoma State Banking Department press release
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be
obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th
Street, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or
(703) 562-2200). Electronic versions are available through the
FDIC web site: News, Events & FOIA
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
STATE BANKING DEPARTMENT
SEPTEMBER 11, 1997
Mick Thompson, Oklahoma Bank Commissioner, is issuing
this alert to Oklahoma financial institutions and a warning
to the general public concerning financial transactions
involving the "First Americans Trust Company" a/k/a "First
Americans" with corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City,
and "Apache Tribe General Community Bank of Anadarko."
Which claims to be headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
These entities are not chartered by or licensed to do
business in the State of Oklahoma. Commissioner Thompson
advises financial institutions and the general public to
exercise extreme caution when engaging in any transaction
involving these entities.
Commissioner Thompson said, "Consumers should be wary
of depositing funds with any institution which is not
chartered by a recognized regulatory agency, whose deposits
are not properly insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation and whose management is not properly bonded to
do such business."