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February 8, 2006

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on First Tennessee Bank, National Association, Memphis, Tennessee, are reportedly in circulation.

First Tennessee Bank, National Association, Memphis, Tennessee, has contacted the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 064201324, which is assigned to First Tennessee Bank, National Association. The counterfeit items also display a logo of a red, white and blue square containing a white star in the top-left portion of the item. "FIRST TENNESSEE" is printed directly beneath the logo. "CASHIER'S CHECK" is displayed in the top-center portion of the counterfeit item, and the following statement appears within the bottom border of the item: "THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS SECURITY FEATURES – SEE REVERSE- CE DOCUMENT CONTIENT DES CARACTERISTIQUES DE SECURITE- VOIR A LENDOS."

Authentic cashier's checks display the bank's logo in the top-left portion of the check, with "FIRST TENNESSEE" printed directly to the right. "CASHIER'S CHECK" is displayed in the top- center portion of the check. Authentic checks do not contain an actual signature line.

To verify the authenticity of or to provide any information you have concerning this matter please contact:

Travis Wright
Corporate Security
First Tennessee Bank, National Association
165 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38101
Telephone: (865) 971-2474
Fax: (865) 971-2786

Additional information about 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.

  Christopher J. Spoth
  Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 02/08/2006 communications@fdic.gov