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February 6, 2008

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashiers Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Taylor County Bank, Campbellsville, Kentucky, are reportedly in circulation.

Taylor County Bank, Campbellsville, Kentucky, 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 083907887, which is assigned to Taylor County Bank. The counterfeit items are dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks and display the word "REMITTER" above the bank's name in the top-left corner. A telephone number, not associated with the bank, and the address "P.O. BOX 200, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KENTUCKY 42719-0200" appear in the top-right corner. A "NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS" regarding an indemnity bond appears in the lower-left corner. The counterfeit items are reportedly light-yellow to light-green in color.

Authentic checks are tan and have a dark brown logo and borders.

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:

Taylor County Bank
Post Office Box 200
201 Lebanon Avenue
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42719-0200
Telephone: (270) 465-4196
Fax: (270) 465-5389
E-mail: tcbbankfa@aol.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. 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/2008/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
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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 FDICís 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 02/06/2008 communications@fdic.gov