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SA-144-2006
May 15, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name MB Financial Bank, N.A., Chicago, Illinois, are reportedly in circulation.

MB Financial Bank, N.A., Chicago, Illinois, has contacted the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are being presented for payment in connection with an Internet scam.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 071001737, which was assigned to MB Financial Bank, N.A., and have a patterned background with the blurred letters "mb" enclosed in gray boxes. The check number is printed in black; the "mb" logo and "Cashier's Check" are printed in red. Many of the items presented do not include MICR ink. The following statement appears on the left side of the counterfeit items: "FISERV DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS 1-800-826-1636."

Authentic cashier's checks are white with a patterned background. However, the letters "mb" are crisp and clear. The bank's "mb financial bank NA" logo is followed by the address of either 800 or 801 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60607 in the top-left corner. "CASHIERS CHECK" appears in the upper-right portion of the check. The "mb" logo, "CASHIERS CHECK" and the check number are printed in red.

For additional information and guidance, please use the following contact information:

Linda Ray
Loss Prevention Manager
MB Financial Bank, N.A.
6111 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Telephone: (847) 653-2778
Fax: (847) 653-0411
E-mail: lray@mbfinancial.com

Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the OCC's attention may be forwarded to:

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division, MS 8-10
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5301
E-mail: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov
Internet: http://www.occ.gov

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. 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/2006/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
  Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 05/15/2006 communications@fdic.gov