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The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has issued an alert stating that fraudulent checks bearing its name are in circulation. The Federal Reserve Bank does not issue checking accounts.
Detailed below are characteristics of the fraudulent items:
Authorized Federal Reserve Bank checks have the following characteristics:
If you have any questions or you have seen a possible fraudulent Federal Reserve Bank check, please contact:
Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents, and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDICís Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information 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 FDICís Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2005/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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