Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Bank Alert

Alert Number: SA-176-2008

Washington Trust Bank, Spokane, Washington, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. The counterfeit items are apparently being distributed in association with a Canadian lottery scam.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 125100089, which is assigned to Washington Trust Bank. The items include security statements in the top border and beneath the signature line.

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

Troy Wunderlich
Operational Risk Manager and Security Officer
Washington Trust Bank
P.O. Box 2127
Spokane, Washington 99210
Telephone: (509) 353-4117
Fax: (509) 353-3839
E-mail: twunderlich@watrust.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. Questions 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.