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Columbia State Bank, Tacoma, Washington, 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 125108272, which is assigned to Columbia State Bank, and display the address "5501 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424-2529." The bank has not had a branch at that address for three years. Authentic checks are protectographed with a facsimile signature of the respective branch manager. A copy 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 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.
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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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