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Oak Valley Community Bank, Oakdale, California, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing a variation of the institution 's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 121142119, which is assigned to Oak Valley Community Bank, but are not similar to authentic checks in appearance. The counterfeit items display the wording "CASHIER'S CHECK" along the left border and include a logo of a "1" superimposed on top of a map of the United States, encircled in a globe. The wording "TO THE ORDER OF" appears in the lower-left corner of the counterfeit items.
Authentic cashier's checks display the bank's oak tree logo, name and address in the top center and "Cashier's Check" in the lower-left corner. Authentic items are tan and have a metallic holograph border with oak leaf designs across the top. Diamond-shaped watermarks appear on the reverse side. Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic 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.
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