In the news ... Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mid-Atlantic Area

 

Delaware

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

 

Pennsylvania

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

 

Maryland

Columbia Corporate Park

8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2900

Columbia, MD  21045

(410) 953-6763

(800) 664-8306

(410) 953-6761 - fax

 

Virginia

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


FDIC ALERT - COMMERCEFIRST BANK


FDIC ALERT CommerceFirst Bank

SA-89-2009
June 17, 2009

 

 

 

TO:

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)

SUBJECT:

Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

Summary:

Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name CommerceFirst Bank, Annapolis, Maryland, are reportedly in circulation.

 

CommerceFirst Bank, Annapolis, Maryland, 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 055003366, which is assigned to CommerceFirst Bank. Counterfeit items display a security feature statement embedded in the top border and along the bottom border between two padlocks. The items also have a logo not associated with the bank in the top-left corner, and a telephone number not associated with the bank is shown below the bank's address.

Authentic cashier's checks are golden in color and display the bank's logo, name and address in the top center. A security feature statement is also shown below the dollar amount line, and a padlock icon is displayed on the lower-right side.

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:

Jean J. Barnes
Vice President
CommerceFirst Bank
1804 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Telephone: (410) 280-6695
Fax: (410) 280-2139
E-mail: jbarnes@commerce1st.com

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 alert@fdic.gov. Questions 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 website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2009/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

 

Sandra L. Thompson

 

Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

 

 

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