In the news ... Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mid-Atlantic Area



32 The Green

Dover, DE  19901

(302) 734-3570

(800) 722-0784

(302) 734-3254 - fax


The 800 King Street Building

800 King Street, Suite 304

Wilmington, DE  19801

(302) 661-1997

(302) 661-1996 - fax



Three Glenhardie Corporate Center

1265 Drummers Lane, Suite 220

Wayne, PA  19087

(610) 687-8020

(800) 842-2080

(610) 687-6056 - fax


Calder Square

P.O. Box 10326

State College, PA  16805-0326

(814) 238-3600

(814) 238-3604 - fax


125 Technology Drive, Suite 101

Canonsburg, PA  15314

(866) 364-2777

(724) 746-5434 - fax



Columbia Corporate Park

8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2900

Columbia, MD  21045

(410) 953-6763

(800) 664-8306

(410) 953-6761 - fax



9303 Center Street, Suite 101

Manassas, VA  20110-5547

(703) 365-2300

(800) 232-6817

(703) 365-2400 - fax


1245 Mall Drive

Richmond, VA  23235

(804) 897-5499

(888) 859-9222

(804) 288-4090


Special Alert

July 20, 2009



CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)


Counterfeit Cashier's Checks


Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name East River Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are reportedly in circulation.


East River Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 036076215, which is assigned to East River Bank. A security feature statement is embedded in the top border and along the bottom border between two padlocks. The words "CASHIER'S CHECK" appear in the top center. A statement is displayed in the lower-left corner.

Authentic cashier's checks are light blue with a dark blue border. A security statement is displayed within the top and bottom borders. Authentic checks are also labeled as "OFFICIAL CHECK" in the top-center area of the checks.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be presented.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Suzanne H. DiBerardino
Security Officer
East River Bank
4341 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129

Telephone and FAX: (267) 295-6435

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 Questions related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's website at To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit


Sandra L. Thompson


Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Please contact Kate Blake-Endicott at Old Republic Title with any questions or give us a call at 302-734-3570 or 800-722-0784. 




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