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September 7, 2005


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)

SUBJECT: Money Orders
Summary: Money orders drawn on Bayonne Community Bank, Bayonne, New Jersey, have been reported as missing, lost, or stolen in transit.

Bayonne Community Bank, Bayonne, New Jersey, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that money orders bearing the institution's name are missing, lost, or were stolen in transit to a branch office.

The check number range is: 004101 through 004200; 004501 through 004600; and 004901 through 005000, for a total of 300 money orders. A copy of a money order (VOID) is attached for your review.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Silvana Buccianti
Branch Manager
Bayonne Community Bank
104-110 Avenue C
Bayonne, New Jersey 07002
Telephone: (201) 823-0700, Extension 2113
Fax: (201) 339-1870

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 17 th 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.

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.

Christopher J. Spoth
Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert letter to the financial institutions on the letter's distribution list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks – commercial and savings). Printed copies of the Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200; fax: (703) 562-2296; or e-mail: publicinfo@fdic.gov).

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Last Updated 09/07/2005 communications@fdic.gov