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SA-254-2006
August 29, 2006


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 of Midland, Midland, Texas, are reportedly in circulation.

First National Bank of Midland, Midland, Texas, has contacted the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the bank's name are in circulation. The items are reportedly associated with an Internet purchase scam.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 116324201, which is assigned to First National Bank of Midland, and bear a strong resemblance to authentic cashier's checks. However, the counterfeit items have a black border around the entire check and asterisks precede and follow the dollar amount.

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

George Reeves
Senior Vice President Operations
First National Bank of Midland
123 N. Colorado
Midland, Texas 79701
Phone: (806) 374-1000
Fax: (806) 374-6954
E-mail: GReeves@fbotexas.com

Additional information concerning this matter may be brought to the OCC's attention:

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division, MS 6-4
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5214
E-mail: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov
Internet: http://www.occ.gov

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/2006/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
Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information (1-877-275-3342).




Last Updated 08/29/2006 communications@fdic.gov