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Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Redding Bank of Commerce, Redding, California, are reportedly in circulation

Redding Bank of Commerce

Redding, CA

Contact: 

Sara Rose Ahonen
sararosea@reddingbankofcommerce.com
Voice (530) 224-7318
Fax (530) 221-4853

Redding Bank of Commerce, Redding, California, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 121139287, which is assigned to Redding Bank of Commerce. The items are similar to authentic cashier's checks; however, they are light blue in color. A security feature statement is embedded within a darkened top border with rounded corners. The bank's name and a logo are in the top-center area.

Authentic cashier's checks graduate in color from tan to light pink to light tan and have ornate borders.

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:

Sara Rose Ahonen
Assistant Vice President and Bank Secrecy Act Officer
Redding Bank of Commerce
1951 Churn Creek Road
Redding, California 96002
Telephone: (530) 224-7318
Fax: (530) 221-4853
E-mail: sararosea@reddingbankofcommerce.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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