Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Timberland Bank, Hoquiam, Washington, are reportedly in circulation
Kathie M. Bailey
Voice (360) 533-4747, ext. 2242
Fax (360) 533-4743
Timberland Bank, Hoquiam, Washington, 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 325170754, which is assigned to Timberland Bank, but are dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks. The counterfeit items display a security feature statement embedded within the top border, which has rounded corners. A "NOTICE TO PURCHASER" regarding an indemnity bond is located in the top-center area.
Authentic checks have a tan wood-grain background with green lettering and red check numbers. The bank's telephone number, (360) 533-4747, is displayed between the bank's name and address in the upper-left corner.
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:
Kathie M. Bailey
Chief Operations Officer
624 Simpson Avenue
P.O. Box 697
Hoquiam, Washington 98550
Telephone: (360) 533-4747, ext. 2242
Fax: (360) 533-4743
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/2007/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
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection