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Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, Lake Success, New York, 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 routing number 102000979, which
is assigned to the account of Integrated Payment Systems Inc., Englewood,
held at JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Denver, Colorado. Astoria Federal
Savings and Loan Association issues official checks through Integrated
Inc., Englewood, Colorado. The counterfeit items also display a shadow-box
border, while authentic checks display a scroll border. Authentic items
display "Official Check" in an elongated box within the border
and a lock in the lower-right side of the check. The counterfeit items
Check" in an oval in the top-center portion of the check and do not
display a lock. A copy of a counterfeit item and an authentic official
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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