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Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name The Bancorp Bank, Wilmington, Delaware, are reportedly in circulation

Bancorp Bank, The

Wilmington, DE


Michele Klesius
Voice (302) 385-5085
Fax (302) 385-5124

The Bancorp Bank, Wilmington, Delaware, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 031101114, which is assigned to The Bancorp Bank. The items are dissimilar to authentic treasurer's checks and have ornate borders on the top and sides. The counterfeit items display the words "TREASURER'S CHECK" centered inside a rectangle in the top center. A heat-sensitive circle with "RUB HERE" repeated twice is displayed in the top-right corner.

Authentic checks display a "VOID" background when copied. The words "TREASURER'S CHECK" are displayed in the top-left corner. The security feature statement "THE FACE OF THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND ON WHITE PAPER" appears within the top border. The security feature statement "THE BACK OF THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK – HOLD AT AN ANGEL TO VIEW" is embedded within the bottom border.

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:

Michele Klesius
Vice President and Compliance Officer
The Bancorp Bank
405 Silverside Road, Suite 105
Wilmington, Delaware 19809
Telephone: (302) 385-5085
Fax: (302) 385-5124

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 Questions related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's website at To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit

Sandra L. Thompson
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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