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Counterfeit treasurer checks bearing the name East Cambridge Savings Bank are reportedly in circulation

East Cambridge Savings Bank

Cambridge, MA

Contact: 

John P. Mahoney
jpmahoney@ecsb.com
Voice (617) 354-7700
Fax (617) 551-2580

East Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit treasurer checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 211370419, which is assigned to East Cambridge Savings Bank. The items are dissimilar to authentic treasurer checks and display one signature line in the lower-right corner. The word "Reference" is below the word "DATE" on the right side.

Authentic treasurer checks display a security feature statement embedded within a darkened top border. The statement "TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED OVER $50,000" is 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:

John P. Mahoney
Senior Vice President
East Cambridge Savings Bank
292 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141
Telephone: (617) 354-7700
Fax: (617) 551-2580
E-mail: jpmahoney@ecsb.com

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 alert@fdic.gov. 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

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