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BankFIRST, Winter Park, Florida, 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 051900353, which is assigned to Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T). BankFIRST issues cashier's checks using a payable-through account at BB&T.
Various forms of counterfeit items have been reported and most are similar to authentic checks; however, some are dissimilar. Most of the counterfeit items have the bank's logo, name, branch locations and state printed in the top-center portion of the item. Some counterfeit items display the words “date” and “amount” within a rectangle on the right side. In addition, some counterfeit items have a toll-free telephone number not associated with the bank printed below the state name.
Authentic checks bear the bank's logo, name, branch locations and state in the top center of the check with no telephone number. The checks are printed on light-blue security paper with ornate borders.
Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic cashier's check (VOID) are attached for your review.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
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 email@example.com. 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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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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