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SA-217-2007
August 8, 2007


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

Jefferson Bank of Missouri, Jefferson City, 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 086501578, which is assigned to Jefferson Bank of Missouri. The items are similar to authentic cashier's checks, but display a security feature statement within the top border. In addition, the bank's name, an incorrect street address ("1910 Southwest Blvd."), city, state, zip code and a toll-free telephone number, which is not associated with the bank, appear in the top center of the counterfeit items.

Authentic checks have a gray heather colored background and an oval watermark in the middle containing the head of President Jefferson. The bank's name, street address ("2815 Truman Blvd."), city, state and zip code appear in the top center. "Operator ID:" is displayed in the top-left corner.

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:

Penny Kleffner
Second Vice President
Jefferson Bank of Missouri
700 Southwest Boulevard
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Telephone: (573) 634-0826
Fax: (573) 634-0874
E-mail: Penny_Kleffner@jefferson-bank.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-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 8/8/2007 communications@fdic.gov