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Special Alerts

SA-25-2007
January 8, 2007


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashiers Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashiers checks bearing the name Alliant Bank, Madison, Missouri, are reportedly in circulation.

Alliant Bank, Madison, Missouri, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashiers checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 081506390, which is assigned to Alliant Bank. The items also display the statement "TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED OVER $5,000.00" above the signature lines on the lower-right side. Security feature descriptions are embedded in the top border and printed in the lower-right corner.

Authentic checks display the statement "TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED OVER $500.00" in the lower right. The items also bear the following statement below the top border: "THIS DOCUMENT HAS A MICRO-PRINT SIGNATURE LINE, WATERMARK, AND A THERMOCHROMIC ICON, ABSENCE OF THESE FEATURES WILL INDICATE A COPY." A padlock symbol and a security notice are displayed on the right side of the checks.

Copies of a counterfeit item and one of the authentic checks (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:

Don Crosby
Chief Operations Officer
Alliant Bank
P. O. Box 946
Kirksville, Missouri 63501-0946
Phone: (660) 665-3494, extension 216
Fax: (660) 665-3490
E-mail: don.crosby@alliantbank.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. 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 Web site 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
Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachment (not available electronically)

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: publicinfo@fdic.gov).

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)




Last Updated 1/8/2007 communications@fdic.gov