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Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Lenexa, Kansas, are reportedly in circulation

CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Lenexa, KS

Contact: 

Jerry Affolter
jaffolter@cacu.com
Voice (913) 905-8044
Fax (913) 905-7044

CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Lenexa, Kansas,has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. CommunityAmercia Credit Union does not issue cashier's checks; however, it does issue official checks.

The counterfeit items display the routing number011007092, which is assigned to Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company, Boston, Massachusetts. CommunityAmerica Credit Union issues its official checks through Moneygram Payment Systems, Inc., using an account held in Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company.

The counterfeit items are markedly dissimilar to authentic official checks. Items display a security feature statement embedded within darkened top and bottom borders. The words "CASHIER'S CHECK" are in the top center. Nine arrows precede the numeric dollar amount. The bank's name is listed twice as "Drawer" above the signature area.

Authentic official checks have a blue cubed background and a dark blue top border. A security feature statement is centered above the bottom border. Seven arrows precede the numeric dollar amount.

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:

Jerry Affolter
Security Officer
Loss Prevention Department
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
9777 Ridge Drive
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Telephone: (913) 905-8044
Fax: (913) 905-7044
E-mail:jaffolter@cacu.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, NW, Room F-3054, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically toalert@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 athttp://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site atwww.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2011/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visitwww.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Sandra L. ThompsonDirector
Division of Risk Management Supervision

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