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Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name Colonial Federal Savings Bank, Quincy, Massachusetts, are reportedly in circulation

Colonial Federal Savings Bank

Quincy, MA

Contact: 

Mary Kuropatkin
kuropatkin@colonialfed.com
Voice (617) 471-0750
Fax (617) 328-5120

Colonial Federal Savings Bank, Quincy, 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 211370626, which is assigned to Colonial Federal Savings Bank. The items are dissimilar to authentic treasurer's checks. A security feature statement is shown along the bottom border between two padlock icons. Except for the signature line, the counterfeit items do not display lines.

Authentic treasurer's checks are light blue in color with a marbleized background. Checks have a "VOID" background when copied. Lines are shown for the "DATE," "PAY TO THE ORDER OF," numeric dollar amount, and written dollar amount fields.

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:

Mary Kuropatkin
Vice President of Retail Banking
Colonial Federal Savings Bank
15 Beach Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02170
Telephone: (617) 471-0750
Fax: (617) 328-5120
E-mail: kuropatkin@colonialfed.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 17 th 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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