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Country Bank for Savings, Ware, Massachusetts, 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 211870980, which is assigned
to Country Bank for Savings,
Ware, Massachusetts. The counterfeit money
orders are relatively similar to authentic money orders. However, the
font size is different and the counterfeit items do not state “Not Valid
Over $1,000.00." A copy of a counterfeit item and an authentic money
order check (VOID) are attached for your review.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
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/2005/index.html. To learn
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