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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 Palmyra State Bank, Palmyra, Missouri, are reportedly in circulation.

Palmyra State Bank, Palmyra, Missouri, 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 081517936, which is assigned to Palmyra State Bank. Counterfeit items display a logo, the bank's name and location, "Issued by Integrated Payment Systems Inc., Englewood, Colorado," and a toll-free telephone number in the top-left corner. At the top-center portion is the wording "CASHIER'S CHECK."

Authentic checks display the bank's logo, name, and location in the top-center portion. The checks do not display a street address or telephone number, and Integrated Payment Systems, Inc. is not referenced. The wording "CASHIER'S CHECK" is displayed in the lower-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:

Laine Hudson
Senior Vice President
Palmyra State Bank P.O. Box 311
Palmyra, Missouri 63461
Telephone: (573) 769-2001
Fax: (573) 769-0142
E-mail: lhudson@palmyrastatebank.net

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


Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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