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SA-166-2006
June 19, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Dollar Bank are reportedly in circulation.

Dollar Bank, FSB, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the bank's name and the Parma (Ohio) office are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 243074385, which is assigned to Dollar Bank, FSB, and are similar to authentic checks in style. A series of letters and numbers consisting of "Y6SC2673" is displayed in the top-left corner.

Authentic cashier's checks display "ZC838542" in the top-left corner and the following security statement below the "PAY TO THE ORDER OF" line: "WHEN HELD TO THE LIGHT, IF CIRCULAR WATERMARKS ARE NOT PRESENT, DO NOT CASH."

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:

Pamela Cincel
Assistant Vice President and Security Officer
Dollar Bank, FSB
3 Gateway Center
7 North
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Telephone: (412) 261-8193
Fax: (412) 261-5285
E-mail: pcincel609@dollarbank.com

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 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 website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Sandra L. Thompson
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 electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center (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 6/19/2006 communications@fdic.gov