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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

Special Alert

February 17, 2000

SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that additional counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Corus Bank, Chicago, Illinois, are in circulation. Attached for your information are copies of some of the counterfeit items. The most currently circulated checks have appeared in California and in the Chicago area.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Mr. Warren Goldberg
Legal/Fraud Manager
Corus Bank
3179 Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Telephone (773) 832-7988
Fax (773) 244-7921

Information concerning these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429. For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at under "News, Events & FOIA."

James L. Sexton

Attachment: (Not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 02/17/2000

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