On May 18th, the OCC issued an Alert advising of a fictitious letter, allegedly issued by the agency, regarding a payment transaction purportedly reviewed and discussed by employees of the OCC and by other employees within the Treasury Department. The fictitious letter and related correspondence could potentially be distributed via e-mail, fax, or postal mail. The OCC advises that any document claiming that the OCC is involved in directing the release of outstanding contractual payments is fraudulent. The OCC does not direct, via letter, the transfer of funds to individuals, business enterprises, or governmental entities.