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SA-36-2009
February 25, 2009


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

Denali State Bank, Fairbanks, Alaska, 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 125200950, which is assigned to Denali State Bank. There are two versions of the counterfeit items. The first version displays a security feature statement embedded in the top border and along the bottom border between two padlock icons. The second version displays the date, check number and amount in boxes in the top-right area.

Authentic cashier's checks display the routing number 12520092, which is also assigned to Denali State Bank. The cashier's checks display the bank's logo, name and address in the top-left corner and two signature lines in the lower-right corner. The words "Cashiers Check" are shown in the top-right corner.

Copies of the counterfeit items 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:

Jim Forkel
Assistant Vice President and Main Office Branch Manager
Denali State Bank
119 North Cushman Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Telephone: (907) 458-4214
Fax: (907) 458-4211
E-mail: jforkel@denalistatebank.com

Alternate Contact:

Kathy Maccri
Data Processing Manager
Denali State Bank
119 North Cushman Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Telephone: (907) 458-4203
Fax: (907) 458-7890
E-mail: kmaccri@denalistatebank.com

Alternate Contact:

Donna Kreider
Denali State Bank
119 North Cushman Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Telephone: (907) 458-4275
Fax: (907) 458-4232
E-mail: dkreider@denalistatebank.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/2009/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 2/25/2009 communications@fdic.gov