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First Federal Savings Bank of Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, 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 proper routing number of 324170179 for First Federal Savings Bank of Twin Falls; however, the fraudulent items are markedly dissimilar to authentic bank checks. The layout, style and fonts are different. The counterfeit items are printed on several different check stocks; authentic cashier’s checks are printed on light blue stock. The counterfeit items have the words “CASHIER’S CHECK” in large bold print in the lower-left portion of the item; for an authentic check, “CASHIER’S CHECK” is printed above the signature line. A copy of a counterfeit item and a copy of an authentic cashier’s check (VOID) are attached for your review.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Trudi A. Nutile, CCBSO
Information about these instruments 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/2005/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
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NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert letter to the financial institutions on the letter’s distribution list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks – commercial and savings). Printed copies of the Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC’s Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200; fax: (703) 562-2296; or e-mail: email@example.com).Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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