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St. Martin Bank and Trust Company, St. Martinville, Louisiana, has reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that counterfeit cashierís checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank and display the proper routing number of 051900353. The counterfeit instruments closely resemble the authentic official checks; however, the counterfeit checks are printed on tan check paper stock, while the authentic official checks are printed on green check paper stock. A copy of an authentic official check (void) and a copy of a counterfeit check are attached for your review.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Information concerning this financial institution or these instruments may be forwarded to the FDICís Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 FDICís Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2004/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.
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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDICís Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).
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