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Auburn State Bank, Auburn, Nebraska, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution 's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 104900938, which
is assigned to Auburn State Bank, and are similar to authentic checks.
counterfeit checks display the wording "TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED IF
OVER $5000.00" directly above the first authorized signature line,
while authentic cashier's checks display the wording "TWO SIGNATURES
REQUIRED IF OVER $500.00" directly above the first authorized signature
line. In addition, authentic cashier's checks display a lock beneath
the word "DOLLARS" on the right side of the check and a telephone
number beneath the bank's address on the lower-left side. The counterfeit
items do not display either a lock or the bank's telephone number.
A copy of a counterfeit item and a copy of an authentic cashier's
check (VOID) are attached for your review.
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. 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.
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