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April 1, 2005

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Fraudulent Checks
Summary: Fraudulent checks drawn on The Bankers Bank, Atlanta, Georgia, are reportedly in circulation.

The Bankers Bank, Atlanta, Georgia, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that fraudulent checks are in circulation.

A number of fraudulent items have been presented using the name "The Bankers Bank" and other random institution names, but all checks display the routing number of 061003415, which is assigned to The Bankers Bank, Atlanta, Georgia. However, one fraudulent check presented bears the routing number 075912479, which is assigned to the Bankers' Bank, Madison, Wisconsin. Bankers Banks are owned by and provide services to commercial banks. The Bankers Bank, Atlanta, Georgia, and other Bankers Banks may issue checks, such as expense checks, but do not issue checks to the public. Copies of four fraudulent items are attached for your review.

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

Jeanne Mauney
Vice President - BSA/AML Officer
The Bankers Bank
2410 Paces Ferry Road
600 Paces Summit
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Telephone: (770) 805-2213
Fax: (770) 805-3573
Email: jmauney@bankersbank.com

Information about these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, 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 Web site 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.

Michael J. Zamorski
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachments (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 04/01/2005 communications@fdic.gov