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January 14, 2008

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Fraudulent Traveler's Checks
Summary: Fraudulent traveler's checks bearing the name American National Bank are reportedly in circulation.

American Bank & Trust Wisconsin, Cuba City, Wisconsin, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that fraudulent traveler's checks bearing the institution's routing number are in circulation.

The fraudulent items display the routing number 075903637, which is assigned to American Bank & Trust Wisconsin. However, American Bank & Trust Wisconsin does not issue traveler's checks. The counterfeit items display the words "AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK TRAVERLERS CHEQUE" in the middle. The items are in $100 denominations and display the serial number HC 569-249-772.

A copy of a fraudulent item is attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of fraudulent 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:

Teresa Montgomery
Assistant Cashier
American Bank & Trust Wisconsin
100 North Main Street
P.O. Box 827
Cuba City, Wisconsin 53807
Telephone: (608) 744-2125, extension 12
Fax: (608) 744-2129
E-mail: tmontgomery@americanbankwi.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/2008/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
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 1/15/2008 communications@fdic.gov