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Special Alerts

SA-235-2006
August 22, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Fulton Bank, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are reportedly in circulation.

Fulton Bank, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
(FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. The
items are reportedly associated with a charity award scam originating in Seattle, Washington.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 031301422, which is assigned to Fulton Bank. The
items fade in color from blue near the edge to pink in the center, and have a marbled background. The
counterfeit items also have a blue border, with the following statement embedded in the top border:
"THIS CHECK CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING SECURITY FEATURES: MULTI-COLOR PRINTING ON FACE,
WATERMARK IN PAPER, AND MICROPRINTING ON BORDER." The legal amount is printed in blue ink, but
is not imprinted.

Authentic cashier's checks display a cubed pattern background that fades in color from maroon near
the edge to teal in the center. The checks also display the following security statement along the top:
"THIS CHECK IS VOID WITHOUT A MULTICOLORED BACKGROUND, MICROPRINT LINES IN THE BORDER, A
TRUE WATERMARK, AND VISIBLE PLUS INVISIBLE FLUORESCENT FIBERS."

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Be aware
that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be
presented.

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

Michael Boyd
Corporate Compliance Officer
Fulton Bank
450 Bridgeton Pike
Mantua, New Jersey 08051
Telephone: (856) 415-4114
Fax: (856) 415-1912
E-mail: mboyd@fult.com

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 website 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 electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each 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 8/22/2006 communications@fdic.gov