The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been informed that an entity calling itself JS Cruiselines Federal Bank purports to be a bank specializing in travel funding. JS Cruiselines Federal Bank is not a licensed or chartered bank with the OCC or any other financial regulator. 12 USC 378(a)(2) makes it unlawful for any person or business entity to engage in the banking business without the appropriate state or federal charter. 18 USC 709 bans the use of the word “Federal,” among other words, in the name of a banking business except as explicitly permitted by the laws of the United States.
The entity is controlled by Lejuan Sims, who purports to have a business address location of 601 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33602 and a business telephone number of (813) 422-7644.
Additional information concerning this matter that should be brought to the OCC’s attention may be forwarded to:
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division
400 7th St. SW, Suite 3E-218; MS 8E-12
Washington, DC 20219
Phone: (202) 649-6450
Fax: (571) 293-4925
Ellen M. Warwick
Director for Enforcement and Compliance