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.
Proposed transactions involving these entities should be viewed with extreme
United Funding Bancorporation,
318 North Carson Street, Suite 214
Carson City, Nevada
Meridian Merchants Bank, Inc. (Nauru)
1420 Fifth Avenue, 22nd Floor
The OCC also has
advised us that it has received information that the following entity
has issued $650 million (U.S.) face value check form instruments (a copy
is attached). The entity has not been authorized by the government of
Romania to conduct a banking business. Anyone considering involvement
with these instruments is advised to use extreme caution.
Banca Populara Ardealul
Please forward any
information concerning these entities and instruments to the FDIC's Special
Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N. W., Room F-6012, Washington, D.
Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.
not available electronically)
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, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003
or (703) 562-2200).