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July 28, 2004

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit State of Florida Warrants (Checks)
Summary: Counterfeit warrants (checks) fraudulently associated with the state of Florida are in circulation.

The Florida Department of Financial Services has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit warrants (checks) bearing the name "State of Florida, Department of Financial Services" are in circulation.

These warrants have "State of Florida, Department of Financial Services" imprinted near the top of the warrant and display the State of Florida Treasury routing number of 063000694. The statewide document numbers (SWDN#) - located at the top center - of the counterfeit items identified to date are "H4000112182" or "H3000128511." Another characteristic of these counterfeit warrants is that the font type and size used for the imprinted information across the top of the warrant, as well as for the amount and payee, are not consistent on all parts of the counterfeit warrants.

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

Department of Financial Services
State of Florida
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Telephone: (850) 413-3163
Information concerning these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov. 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 Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2004/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 8/13/2004 communications@fdic.gov