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SA-114-2005
August 31, 2005


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on The Jackson State Bank, Jackson, Wyoming, are reportedly in circulation.

The Jackson State Bank, Jackson, Wyoming, 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 display the proper routing number of 102301209 for The Jackson State Bank; however, the fraudulent items are markedly dissimilar to authentic bank checks. The layout, style and fonts are different. On the counterfeit items, “JACKSON STATE BANK & TRUST” is printed in the top-center portion of the item in bold type, with “Cashier's Check” printed directly beneath it. On authentic cashier's checks, the name of the bank is printed in the top-center portion of the check below a buffalo insignia. Also on authentic cashier's checks, “CASHIER'S CHECK” is printed in bold type in the lower-left portion of the check above a notice of indemnity bond requirements in the event that a cashier's check is lost or stolen. A copy of a counterfeit item and a copy of 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:

Seyed Yadegari
Vice President, Operations
The Jackson State Bank
P.O. Box 1788
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
Telephone: (307) 733-3737, Extension 3721
Fax: (307) 739-9172
syadegari@jacksonstatebank.com

Information about these instruments 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/2005/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

  Christopher J. Spoth
  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 online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert letter to the financial institutions on the letter's distribution list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks – commercial and savings). Printed copies of the Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (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 8/31/2005 communications@fdic.gov