Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name Apollo Trust Company, Apollo, Pennsylvania, are reportedly in circulation
Apollo Trust Company
Voice (724) 478-3151, extension 231
Fax (724) 478-1118
Apollo Trust Company, Apollo, Pennsylvania, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. The items are reportedly associated with a lottery scam.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 043308426, which is assigned to Apollo Trust Company. The counterfeit items are similar to authentic treasurer's checks; however, they have dark borders and a security feature statement is displayed within the top border. An incorrect zip code ("1683") is used in the bank's address in the top-left corner. The items display a "VOID" background when copied.
Authentic checks have the correct zip code ("15613") in the bank's address in the top-left corner. Also, the word "REMITTER" appears in the lower-left corner below "TREASURER'S CHECK."
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:
Apollo Trust Company
201 North Warren Avenue
Apollo, Pennsylvania 15613
Telephone: (724) 478-3151, extension 231
Fax: (724) 478-1118
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 email@example.com. 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.
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Sandra L. Thompson
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection