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Webster Bank, National Association, Waterbury, Connecticut, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the proper routing number 092005411, which
is assigned to Travelers Express. Webster Bank, National Association, Waterbury,
Connecticut, issues official checks through Travelers Express. Some counterfeit
items are relatively similar to the authentic checks, while others have
more distinguishing characteristics. Authentic checks do not display a telephone
number, while one version of the counterfeit items displays a telephone
number. Copies of two counterfeit items and an authentic check (VOID) are
attached for your review.
Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents, and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.
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