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SA-159-2007
June 20, 2007


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

The Pleasant Hill Bank, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, 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 101203256, which is assigned to The Pleasant Hill Bank, but are dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks. The counterfeit items display a security feature statement within the top border. In addition, the statement "SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDED. DETAILS ON BACK" is centered along the bottom border with a padlock icon on each side.

Authentic checks have an ornate border and are green in color. A security feature statement is displayed directly below the printed dollar amount line. The statement "SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDE. DETAILS ON BACK" is vertically printed above a padlock icon and is incorporated within the right border. Branch addresses ("101 South Street Route 7" and "2100 North Street Route 7") and telephone numbers ("816-540-5101" and "816-540-3104") are printed below the bank's name in the top center.

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:

Jennifer Gentry
Cashier and Information Technology Officer
The Pleasant Hill Bank
P.O. Box 430
101 South Highway 7
Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080
Telephone: (816) 540-3104
Fax: (816) 540-3105
E-mail: Jenny.gentry@bankline.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. 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/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 6/20/2007 communications@fdic.gov