Counterfeit official checks bearing the name Community Bank, NA, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, are reportedly in circulation
Marlene C. Walker
Voice (724) 966-3260
Fax (724) 966-5182
Community Bank, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, 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 043310980, which is assigned to Community Bank. The items display a security feature statement embedded within a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlock icons. The words "OFFICIAL CHECK" are in the top center and the word "REMITTER" is displayed in the lower-left corner. One signature line appears in the lower-right corner.
Authentic official checks are green and display the words "OFFICIAL CHECK" below the end of the written dollar amount line on the right side. Two signature lines appear 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:
Marlene C. Walker
Senior Vice President of Operations
100 North Market Street
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania 15320
Telephone: (724) 966-3260
Fax: (724) 966-5182
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.
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Sandra L. ThompsonDirector
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection