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First National Bank in Alamogordo, Alamogordo, New Mexico, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.
The counterfeit items display the routing number 112202123, which is assigned
to First National Bank in Alamogordo, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The counterfeit
items are similar to authentic items. However, authentic checks are printed
on paper with a background design, and counterfeit items are printed on
paper with graduated color. Authentic checks also have a description directly
below the dollar amount line, which the counterfeit items do not. The counterfeit
items describe the check background and watermark across the top of the
check; authentic checks have no such wording there. A copy of a counterfeit
item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review.
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 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 FDIC's
website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2005/index.html. To learn
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