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Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name Century Bank, Somerville, Massachusetts, are reportedly in circulation

Century Bank and Trust Company

Somerville, MA

Contact: 

Gracine Copithorne
gcopithorne@century-bank.com
Voice (781) 393-4066
Fax (781) 393-4059

Century Bank and Trust Company, Somerville, Massachusetts, 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 011301390, which is assigned to Century Bank and Trust Company. The items are similar to authentic treasurer's checks; however, they display a security feature statement embedded in a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlock icons. They also display a "VOID" background when copied.

Authentic checks are gray and display a vertical security feature statement along the right border.

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:

Gracine Copithorne
Security Officer
Century Bank and Trust Company
400 Mystic Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Telephone: (781) 393-4066
Fax: (781) 393-4059 E-mail: gcopithorne@century-bank.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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