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Bank of Greeleyville, Greeleyville, South Carolina, 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 053207119, which is assigned to Bank of Greeleyville, but are markedly dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks. The counterfeit items display a security feature statement embedded within the bottom border. The words "CASHIER'S CHECK" appear in the upper-left corner and below the bank's logo, name (printed twice), city, state, and a telephone number, which is not associated with the bank. An "authorized signature" line and a "COUNTERSIGNER" line, both preceded by the word "PER," are in the lower-right corner. The numerical dollar amount is printed inside a rectangle in the center with the words "DOLLARS" and "CENTS" printed above the rectangle. The word "REMITTER" is displayed in the lower-left corner.
Authentic checks display the words "CASHIER'S CHECK" and an indemnity bond statement in the lower-left corner. The bank's logo and name are centered at the top. A padlock icon and a vertically printed security feature statement are embedded within the right border. "BANK OF GREELEYVILLE" and "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" are printed above the signature line in the lower- right corner. The word "REMITTER" is displayed near the upper-left 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:
Diane W. Nexsen
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions 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.
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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: email@example.com).
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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