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Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor, Maine, are reportedly in circulation

Bangor Savings Bank

Bangor, ME

Contact: 

Vicky Lachance
vicky.lachance@bangor.com
Voice (207) 942-5211, extension 4401
Fax (207) 941-2707

Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor, Maine, 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 211274382, which is assigned to Bangor Savings Bank. The items display a security feature statement embedded within a darkened top border and between two padlock icons along the bottom border. The words "TREASURER'S CHECKS" are in the top center.

Authentic treasurer's checks are blue and have ornate top and side borders. A security feature statement is displayed below the top 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:

Vicky Lachance
Security Officer
Bangor Savings Bank
19 Maine Avenue
Bangor, Maine 04401
Telephone: (207) 942-5211, extension 4401
Fax: (207) 941-2707
E-mail: vicky.lachance@bangor.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 Protectione

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