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SA-9-2007
January 5, 2007


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Lamar National Bank, Paris, Texas, are reportedly in circulation.

Lamar National Bank, Paris, Texas, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

Counterfeit items display the routing number 111909870, which is assigned to Lamar National Bank. The counterfeit items are virtually identical to the authentic checks.

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.

To verify the authenticity of Lamar National Bank checks received under usual circumstances, please contact:

Linda Belcher
Vice President and Cashier
Lamar National Bank
P.O. Box 1097
Paris, Texas 75461
Telephone: (903) 784-0701
Fax: (903) 784-6222
E-mail: sikes@larmarnational.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/2007/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
Director

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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)




Last Updated 1/5/2007 communications@fdic.gov