Counterfeit official checks bearing the name Ever Bank Corp, Jacksonville, Florida, are reportedly in circulation
Voice (888) 882-6019, extension 1084
Fax (888) 882-6977
EverBank, Jacksonville, Florida, 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 063000225, which is assigned to EverBank, and are similar to authentic cashier's checks. The counterfeit items display a security feature statement just below the top border. The words "OFFICIAL CHECK" appear in the top-left corner. The bank's name and address appear in the top-center area. Fields for "REFERENCE, "DATE," "CHECK NO.," and "AMOUNT" appear within a box on the right side. The words "NOT VALID WITHOUT SIGNATURE" and the bank's name appear above one signature line in the lower-right corner.
Authentic official checks display the bank's name, address and toll-free telephone number in the top-left corner. A security feature statement is embedded within a darkened top border with rounded corners. The words "bank official check" are centered at the bottom. "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" and "Over $25,000.00 TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED" appear below two signature lines in the lower-right corner.
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:
11 Oval Drive, Suite 107
Islandia, New York 11749
Telephone: (888) 882-6019, extension 1084
Fax: (888) 882-6977
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-3054, 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/2010/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