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Valley National Bank, Wayne, New Jersey, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 021201383, which is assigned to Valley National Bank, Wayne, New Jersey. However, Valley National Bank, Wayne, New Jersey, does not issue cashier's checks. The bank issues official checks through Integrated Payment Systems, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, payable through Citibank, N.A., Buffalo, New York. Authentic official checks display the routing number 022000868, which is assigned to Integrated Payment Systems, Inc.
The counterfeit items are markedly dissimilar to authentic checks, with
a different design, layout and font, and the counterfeit checks do not display
the bank's logo. In addition, the counterfeit items display a fraudulent
telephone number, which is answered as if it were the bank, and display
a Passaic, New Jersey, address. Authentic checks do not display a telephone
number, and reflect a Wayne, New Jersey, address. A copy of a counterfeit
item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review.
Bank Customer Service Telephone: (800) 522-4100You may contact the bank at the following address:
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-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 FDIC's 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.
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