Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name Domestic Bank, Chanston, Rhode Island, are reportedly in circulation
Pasquale LaMarra, Jr.
Voice (401) 942-1600 extension 446
Fax (401) 943-6904
Domestic Bank, Cranston, Rhode Island, 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 211574833, which is assigned to Domestic Bank, but are dissimilar to authentic treasurer's checks. The counterfeit items misspell the city name as "CHANSTON" in the top-left corner. They have a tan background and ornate borders with solid brown squares in each corner. Security feature statements are embedded in the top and bottom borders, and a security padlock is embedded in the right border and inside a pink vertical rectangle in the lower-right corner. The reverse side has three signature lines and the lower portion has security feature descriptions.
Authentic treasurer's checks are light blue with a wavy-patterned background and rounded corners. The bank's Web site address is printed below the bank's name and slogan in the top-left corner. Check numbers are shown in red print and the reverse side is blank.
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:
Pasquale LaMarra, Jr
Vice President of Deposit Operations
815 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
Telephone: (401) 942-1600, extension 446
Fax: (401) 943-6904
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