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Woodhaven National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas, 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 the Charleston, West Virginia, branch office of Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T). Woodhaven National Bank issues cashier's checks through BB&T. There are at least two versions of counterfeit items bearing the name of Woodhaven National Bank. The first counterfeit item displays '"CASHIER'S CHECK'" inside a dark box in the top-center portion of the item. The bank's name is framed inside a box that is rounded on top and located in the upper-left corner of the item. The second counterfeit item displays '"CASHIER'S CHECK'" inside a dark box in the top-center portion of the item. The bank's name is printed to the right of a circular-shaped logo located in top-left corner of the item.
Authentic cashier's checks display the bank's logo of the bank's name framed inside a box that is rounded on top and located in the upper-center portion of the check. The bank's address is shown directly beneath the logo, with a remitter line displayed to the left of the bank's address. The wording '"CASHIER'S CHECK'" is displayed in the top-right corner of the check and is not inside of a box.
Copies of the two counterfeit
items and an authentic cashier's check
(VOID) are attached for your review.
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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