Counterfeit official checks bearing the name Manasquan Savings Bank, Manasquan, New Jersey, are reportedly in circulation
Manasquan Savings Bank
Alan J. Stuart
Voice (732) 223-4550, extension 234
Fax (732) 223-2820
Manasquan Savings Bank, Manasquan, New Jersey, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 011007092, which is assigned to the Bank of New York Mellon, Everett, Massachusetts. Manasquan Bank issues official checks through Moneygram Payment Systems Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota, payable through the Bank of New York Mellon. The items are light green and display a box in the top-left corner.
Authentic checks are light blue. The bank's telephone number is displayed below the bank's logo, name and address.
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:
Alan J. Stuart
Senior Vice President
P.O. Box E
Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
Telephone: (732) 223-4550, extension 234
Fax: (732) 223-2820
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/2009/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. ThompsonDirector
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection