Victory State Bank: Join The Battle Against Counterfeiters
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Victory State Bank is reminding the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit money.
Victory State, the only community-based commercial bank in Staten Island, N.Y., suggests visiting the “How To Detect Counterfeit Money” (http://www.secretservice.gov/money_detect.shtm) Web page of the United States Secret Service for guidance on determining a bill’s authenticity.
The federal law-enforcement agency suggests comparing a suspect note with a genuine note of the same denomination and series, paying attention to the quality of printing and paper characteristics. Look for differences, not similarities.
If you receive a counterfeit, the government agency advises:
- Do not return it to the passer.
- Delay the passer if possible.
- Observe the passer's description, as well as that of any companions, and the license plate numbers of any vehicles used.
- Contact your local police department or United States Secret Service field office (http://www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml). These numbers can be found on the inside front page of your local telephone directory.
- Write your initials and the date in the white border areas of the suspect note.
- Limit the handling of the note. Carefully place it in a protective covering, such as an envelope.
- Surrender the note or coin only to a properly identified police officer or a U.S. Secret Service special agent.
About Victory State Bank:
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com .
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