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May 9, 2005

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

The Necedah Bank, Necedah, Wisconsin, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that fraudulent cashier’s checks are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number of 075906197, which is the proper routing number for the bank. The counterfeit checks are similar to the authentic checks. However, the wording “two signatures required” appears above the signature lines on the authentic checks and below the signature lines on the counterfeit checks. In addition, the word “REMITTER” appears in capital letters near the upper-left hand side on the authentic checks, but not on the counterfeit checks. Copies of a counterfeit item and 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:

Kevin Ravenscroft
Security Officer
The Necedah Bank
212 Main Street
Necedah, Wisconsin 54646
Telephone: (608) 565-2296
Fax: (608) 565-7044
Email: kevin@thenecedahbank.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 05/09/2005 communications@fdic.gov