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SA-196-2006
July 14, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Fraudulent Checks
Summary: Fraudulent checks bearing the name Arkansas Bankers Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas, are reportedly in circulation.

Arkansas Bankers Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that fraudulent checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The fraudulent items display the routing number 082001700, which is assigned to Arkansas Bankers Bank; however, Arkansas Bankers Bank does not offer checking accounts to the public. In general, bankers' banks are owned by and provide services to commercial banks. Transactions made by Arkansas Bankers Bank should only occur with other authorized commercial banks.

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

Bill May
Chairman – Emeritus
Arkansas Bankers Bank
1020 West Second Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Telephone: (501) 371-0535
Fax: (501) 375-2281
E-mail: bmay@arbankersbank.com

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents, and other fraudulent activity 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/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Sandra L. Thompson
Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information (1-877-275-3342).




Last Updated 7/14/2006 communications@fdic.gov