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SA-236-2006
August 23, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name The Jackson State Bank & Trust, Jackson, Wyoming, are reportedly in circulation.

The Jackson State Bank & Trust, Jackson, Wyoming, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. The counterfeit items display the routing number 102301209, which is assigned to The Jackson State Bank.

The counterfeit items display a buffalo logo in the top-left corner with the bank's name directly below the logo. In addition, the bank's name, location and a toll-free telephone number, which is not associated with the bank, are displayed in the top center of the counterfeit items. The words "DOLLARS," "CENTS," "MO.," "DAY" and "YR." are printed on a line across the center. "AMOUNT" and "DATE" are printed on the following line. The word "REMITTER" is displayed in the bottom-left corner.

Authentic cashier's checks display a buffalo logo above the bank's name, mailing address and telephone number in the top center. In the lower-left corner, an indemnity bond notice is given concerning lost or stolen checks. One "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" line is displayed in the lower-right corner.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be presented.

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

Lisa Corrigan
Senior Vice President & Cashier
The Jackson State Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 1788
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
Telephone: (307) 739-3750
Fax: (307) 739-9172

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

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center (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 08/23/2006 communications@fdic.gov