In the news ... Monday, February 1, 2010

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

February 1, 2010





CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)


Counterfeit Official Checks


Counterfeit official checks bearing the name Investors Savings Bank, Short Hills, New Jersey, are reportedly in circulation.

Investors Savings Bank, Short Hills, New Jersey, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 221272031, which is assigned to Investors Savings Bank. A security feature statement is embedded in a darkened top border. The words "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" appear in the middle of the items. The word "DOLLARS" appears on the right side. One signature line is displayed in the lower-right corner.

Authentic checks have ornate top and bottom borders. The words "MEMBER FDIC" appear in the top-left corner below the bank's name and location. A "REMITTTER" line appears in the lower-left corner. The word "DOLLARS" is displayed in the middle of the checks. A restrictive feature statement appears above two "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" lines.

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:

Kathy Gerling
Demand Deposit Account Coordinator
Investors Savings Bank
101 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
Telephone: (973) 924-5125
Fax: (973) 376-1217

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-3054, 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

Attachment (not available electronically)

Please contact Kate Blake-Endicott at 302.734.3570 should you have any questions in this regard.





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