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Centrix Bank & Trust, Bedford, New Hampshire, 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 011402024, which is assigned to Centrix Bank & Trust, but are dissimilar to authentic checks in style. The bank's name is displayed in both the upper-left corner and in the top center of the counterfeit items. In addition, a telephone number, which is not associated with the bank, is displayed in the top center of the counterfeit items.
Authentic cashier's checks display the bank's logo, name, location and local telephone number in the upper-left portion of the check. The wording "CASHIERS CHECK" is displayed in the top- center portion of the check.
A copy of a counterfeit
item and a copy of an authentic cashier's
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.
For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
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