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Tecumseh Federal Bank, Tecumseh, Nebraska, 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 096016765, which is assigned to Tecumseh Federal Bank, and are similar to authentic cashier's checks in appearance. The counterfeit items bear the bank's name in the top-left corner and the words "CASHIER'S CHECK" in the top center above the bank's address. Additionally, below the signature is the following statement: "Two Authorized Signatures Required for Amounts Over $5,000.00."
Authentic cashier's checks display the bank's logo next to the bank's name in the upper-left corner. In the top center, directly above the bank's address and phone number, are the words "CASHIER'S CHECK." Printed below the dollar amount line is the statement: "THIS DOCUMENT HAS A SAFETY PAPER BACKGROUND, MICRO-PRINT AND AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK, LOOK FOR THESE FEATURES WHEN ACCEPTING." "TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED" is printed above the signature lines.
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:
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.
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