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SA-110-2010
August 3, 2010


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name First National Bank, Selling, Oklahoma, are reportedly in circulation.

The First National Bank of Seiling, Seiling, Oklahoma, 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 103106283, which is assigned to The First National Bank of Seiling. The items are similar to authentic cashier's checks; however, when copied they have a "VOID" background. A security feature statement is embedded in a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlocks. The words "Cashier's Check" are shown below the written dollar amount line on the right side. An indemnity bond statement is in the lower-left corner. The bank's logo, name and "P.O. Box 10, Selling [misspelled], OK" are in the top-center area.

Authentic cashier's checks display a padlock icon and vertical security statement along the right side. Cashier's checks with amounts greater than $1,000.00 will bear two signatures.

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:

Kirk Pittman
President
The First National Bank of Seiling
P.O. Box 10
301 North Main
Seiling, Oklahoma 73663
Telephone: (580) 922-4211
Fax: (580) 922-4213
E-mail: kirk@fnbseiling.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-3054, 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/2010/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 8/3/2010 communications@fdic.gov