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SA-99-2005
August 9, 2005


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Personal Money Orders
Summary: Personal money orders drawn on Nara Bank, Los Angeles, California, have been reported as missing, lost or stolen in transit.

Nara Bank, Los Angeles, California, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that personal money orders bearing the institution's name have been reported as missing, lost or stolen in transit to a branch office.

The check number range is 48350 through 48649; 48850 through 48949; and 49050 through 49249, for a total of 600 personal money orders. A copy of a personal money order (VOID) is attached for your review.

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

Myung Hee Hyun
Senior Vice President and Senior Operations Administrator
Nara Bank
3701 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90010
Telephone: (213) 427-6359
Fax: (213) 380-2400
mhhyun@narabank.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.

Michael J. Zamorski
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 8/9/2005 communications@fdic.gov