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April 22, 2005

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Security First Bank of North Dakota, New Salem, North Dakota, are reportedly in circulation.

Security First Bank of North Dakota, New Salem, North Dakota, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name from its branch in Mandan, North Dakota, are in circulation.

Security First Bank of North Dakota does not offer cashier's checks. The counterfeit items currently in circulation display the routing number of 091310819, which is the routing number for Security First Bank of North Dakota. The counterfeit item has the bank logo in the upper left-hand corner. The bank's branch address and a fraudulent toll-free telephone number are printed below the logo. A copy of a counterfeit item is attached for your review.

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

J.D. Bubel
Information Technology & Operations Officer
Security First Bank of North Dakota
P.O. Box 11150
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Telephone: (701) 794-8758
Fax: (701) 794-8751
Email: jd@securityfirstbank.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 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

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 4/22/2005 communications@fdic.gov