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May 30, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on First Federal Savings Bank of Florida, Live Oak, Florida, are in circulation

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on First Federal Savings Bank of Florida, Live Oak, Florida, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit checks have the institution's correct routing number of 263184488, and they appear to be exact copies of the bank's genuine checks; however, they do not have a watermark. An authentic cashier's check is attached for your review.

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

Ms. Cathy Baird
Security Officer
First Federal Savings Bank of Florida
804 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, Florida 32060
Telephone: (386) 362-3433
FAX: (386) 364-5662
Information concerning this financial institution or its instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429. Information also may be transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2003/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts, Financial Institution Letters and other announcements through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342, option 5, or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 05/30/2003 communications@fdic.gov