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Southeastern Bank, Darien, Georgia, has reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that counterfeit cashier's checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank and display the bank's routing number of 061205844. The counterfeit instruments are very similar to the authentic official checks and do not show any apparent deviations. A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of an authentic official check (void) are attached for your review.
The Gunnison Bank and Trust, Gunnison, Colorado, has also reported to the FDIC that counterfeit cashier's checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank and display the bank's proper routing number of 102101276. While the counterfeit items are similar to the authentic cashier's checks, the print font on the counterfeit items is slightly altered. In addition, The Crested Butte Bank (branch) printed in the lower left-hand corner of the counterfeit item is misspelled as The "G"rested Butte Bank. A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of an authentic official check (void) are attached for your review.Ms. Sandy Hilton
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Information about these financial institutions or instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.Ms. Sue Torenson
For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2004/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts, Financial Institution Letters and other announcements through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.
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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).
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