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Bremer Bank, National Association, Menomonie, Wisconsin, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. The counterfeit items are reportedly part of a consumer scam and are included with a letter bearing the name "KPMG Financial Trust Services" and an address in the Bahamas.
Counterfeit items display the routing number 092005411, which is assigned to First Interstate Bank, Billings, Montana. Bremer Bank, National Association issues official checks through an account at First Interstate Bank. Counterfeit items display security wording embedded in the top border and a South St. Paul, Minnesota address.
A copy of a counterfeit item is attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be presented.
Bremer Bank, National Association, requests customers verify the authenticity of the bank's checks by using the following contact information:
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/2007/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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