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Provident Savings Bank, FSB

Provident Savings Bank, FSB

Riverside, CA

Contact: 
Provident Bank Call Center
Provident Savings Bank FSB
http://www.myprovident.com/contactus.asp
3756 Central Avet
Riverside, CA 92506 United States of America
Voice (800) 442-5201
Fax Not provided

Variation No. 1

  • The checks contain the following security statement in the top border: “WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER.”
  • The words “Security Features” as well as a padlock icon appear along the right border.
  • Checks may be made payable in the amount of $1,815.20 and contain a remitter name of Ben Danny.
  • The reverse side of the check contains the following words above the endorsement lines: “PLEASE ENDORSE HERE.”
  • A text box including a padlock icon appears beneath the endorsement area and includes security feature details.

Variation No. 2

  • The checks contain the following security statement in the top border: “TO VERIFY AUTHENTICITY, SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE 11 SECURITY FEATURES.”
  • Checks may be made payable in the amount of $1,998.50 and contain a remitter name of Gail Elis.
  • The reverse side of the check contains a DocuGard 04510 Security Features text box beneath the endorsement area.

Variation No. 3

  • The checks contain the following security statement in the top border: “ORIGINAL DOCUMENT PRINTED ON CHEMICAL REACTIVE PAPER WITH HEAT SENSITIVE INK HAND ICON AND MICROPRINTED BORDER.”
  • The words “SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDED – DETAILS ON BACK” along with a padlock icon appear along the right border.
  • Checks may be made payable in the amount of $2,150 and contain a remitter name of Lori Hurst.

Variation No. 4

  • The checks do not contain any security statements on the face of the items.
  • Checks may be made payable in the amount of $1,986 and contain a remitter name of Richard Coleman.
  • The reverse side of the check contains the following words above the endorsement lines: “PLEASE ENDORSE HERE.”
  • A text box including a padlock icon appears beneath the endorsement area and includes security feature details. 

Variation No. 5

  • The checks contain the following words along the right border of the items: “LaserSecure * Fraud-Resistant Laser Checks.”
  • A circular security feature area is located to the right of the authorized signature line. The instructions state to “Rub Here – Ink Disappears.”
  • Checks may be made payable in the amount of $1,992 and contain a remitter name of Raymond Kelvin.
  • The reverse side of the check contains the following words above the endorsement lines: “WARNING – DO NOT CASH CHECK WITHOUT NOTING SECURITY FEATURES BELOW.”
  • A text box including a padlock icon appears beneath the endorsement area and includes security feature details.  

Variation No. 6

  • The checks contain the following security statement in the top border: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.”
  • Checks may be made payable in the amount of $2,650 and contain a remitter name of Marie Denny.

Variation No. 7

  • The checks contain the following security statement in the top border: “THE FACE OF THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND ON WHITE PAPER.”
  • Checks may be made payable in the amount of $2,950 and contain a remitter name of Lonette Edmund.
  • A text box including a padlock icon appears beneath the endorsement area and includes security feature details. 

Other remitter names may include Michael Braine, Ann Lohan, Pat Mack, Leo Vincent, and Jerome Young. Due to possible variations between the appearance of the bank’s authentic items and the counterfeit items associated with the scam, officials of Provident Savings Bank, FSB, suggest they be contacted to verify authenticity of the bank’s cashier’s checks if received from an unknown entity.

Potential victims may be initially contacted by e-mail about an opportunity for mystery shopping employment. The contact name used may be Carl Lincon, who uses the e-mail address [linconcarl@gmail.com].

Samples of letters accompanying the counterfeit checks are attached to this alert.

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