In the news ... Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Area

 

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  15317

(866) 364-2777

(724) 746-5434 - fax

 

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

 

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

 

1503 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 233

Richmond, VA  23229

(804) 288-4090

(888) 859-922

(804) 288-4092 - fax

FDIC Alert with Northwest Savings and Harleysville National Banks


The Harleysville National Bank and Trust Company, Harleysville, Pennsylvania, 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 022000868, which is assigned to Citibank, N.A., Buffalo, New York. The Harleysville National Bank and Trust Company issues official checks through Citibank, N.A. The counterfeit items are dissimilar to authentic official checks. They display a security statement below the center of the top border and two signature lines in the lower-right corner.

Authentic official checks have a scroll design on the top and side borders. The words "Official Check" appear inside a rectangle with rounded corners in the top-center area. A padlock icon is shown below one signature line in the lower-right corner.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Please 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:

Robert A. Opferman
Vice President and Director of Security
The Harleysville National Bank
278 Main Street
Harleysville, Pennsylvania 19438
Telephone: (215) 513-2409
Fax: (215) 256-8295
E-mail: ropferman@hncbank.com

Northwest Savings Bank, Warren, 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 243374218, which is assigned to Northwest Savings Bank. The items also display the address "22 N MAIN ST" below the bank's name in the top-left corner. A telephone number, which is not associated with the bank, is shown below the words "CASHIER'S CHECK" in the top-center area. Two signature lines and a padlock icon appear in the lower-right corner.

Authentic cashier's checks have a designed border on all four sides. A logo, consisting of the letter "N" inside of a box, is shown to the left of the bank's name in the top-left corner. An indemnity bond statement appears above the signature line on the right side.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Please 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:

Steve Westerburg
Security Specialist
Northwest Savings Bank
Second Street at Liberty
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365
Telephone: (814) 728-7302
Fax: (814) 728-7746
E-mail: swesterburg@nwbcorp.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

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200; fax: 703-562-2296; or e-mail: publicinfo@fdic.gov).


 

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