Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name S&T Bank are reportedly in circulation
Voice (724) 465-6724
S&T Bank, Indiana, 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 043306855, which is assigned to S&T Bank, but are dissimilar to authentic treasurer's checks. The counterfeit items show the numerical dollar amount inside of a rectangle on the right side, and have a "VOID" background when copied.
Authentic checks display a security feature statement directly below the written dollar amount line and a security padlock and statement following the word "DOLLARS."
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.
To validate checks, please contact the S&T Bank Call Center at (800) 325-2265. Any other information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Vice President and Retail Administration Officer
P.O. Box 190
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701
Telephone: (724) 465-6724
Fax: (724) 465-4819
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