Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name Domestic Bank, Cranston, Rhode Island, are reportedly in circulation
Voice (401) 942-1600, extension 315
Fax (401) 943-6783
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 are green or blue, and display the routing number 211574833, which is assigned to Domestic Bank. A security feature statement is embedded in a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlock icons. The words "TREASURE'S CHECK" are in the top center.
Authentic checks are light blue and display the words "TREASURERS CHECK" in the top center.
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:
815 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
Telephone: (401) 942-1600, extension 315
Fax: (401) 943-6783
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 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.
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