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SA-37-2006
February 23, 2006


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

The Conway National Bank, Conway, South Carolina, 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 053202318, which is assigned to The Conway National Bank; however, the counterfeit items are dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks in appearance. On the counterfeit items, "THE CONWAY NATIONAL BANK, CONWAY, SC" is printed in the top center on two lines above a toll-free telephone number that is not associated with the bank. "DATE DAY MO. YEAR" and "PAY DOLLARS CENTS" are printed in the center along with the numeric dollar amount inside of a solid rectangle. "CNB" is printed above a small logo next to the bank name in the top-left corner above the words "CASHIER'S CHECK." The counterfeit items are printed on multi-colored paper that fades from light green to light brown.

Authentic cashier's checks display the words "CASHIER'S CHECK" inside of a two-tone rectangle located in the top center. The bank's logo and name are printed on several lines in the top-left corner above the phrases "Serving Our Community Since 1903, Conway, South Carolina" and "Member FDIC." No telephone number is displayed. Authentic checks are printed on white paper with light-green wavy lines in the background.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic cashier's check (VOID) are attached for your review.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Bryan Huggins
Assistant Vice President/Security Officer
Phone: (843) 488-8282
e-mail: bryan.huggins@conwaynationalbank.com

or

Pam Lampley
Security Assistant
The Conway National Bank
1400 3rd Avenue, Conway SC 29526
Phone: (843) 488-8409
Fax (843) 488-8279

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

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert letter to the financial institutions on the letter's distribution list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks – commercial and savings). Printed copies of the 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 02/23/2006 communications@fdic.gov