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SA-93-2005
July 29, 2005


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Rockport National Bank, Rockport, Massachusetts, are reportedly in circulation.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has notified the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) of a recently issued OCC Alert concerning counterfeit cashier's checks being issued in the name of Rockport National Bank, Rockport, Massachusetts.

The OCC Alert states that the counterfeit items contain a memo line with the wording "Tri-Star," are numbered 50312 or 50313, and have an account number of 7200431. The word "street" and "Rockport" are both misspelled in the counterfeit items. To date, these checks have been received in connection with an Internet game or sweepstakes. Authentic checks do not contain the bank address or telephone number, and the bank number should be 53-526.

To verify the authenticity of Rockport National Bank cashier's checks or to provide any information you have concerning this matter, you should contact:

Kathryn Bruni
Security Officer
Rockport National Bank
Telephone: (978) 309-1230
Fax: (978) 546-3263
Email: kbruni@rockportnational.com

Information about these instruments 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 alert@fdic.gov. 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.

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Michael J. Zamorski
Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).




Last Updated 7/29/2005 communications@fdic.gov