Home > News & Events > Special Alerts

Special Alerts

December 19, 2007

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Teller Checks
Summary: Counterfeit teller checks bearing the name Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Radcliff, Kentucky, are reportedly in circulation.

Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Radcliff, Kentucky, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit teller checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 283978425, which is assigned to Fort Knox Credit Union. The items are markedly dissimilar to authentic checks and are light brown with dark borders and rounded corners. The counterfeit items display a security feature statement embedded in the top border and along the bottom border between two padlocks.

Authentic checks are light green with square corners. The credit unionís telephone number, (502) 942-0254, appears below the credit union's name and address in the top-left corner. A watermark of the credit union's name with the slogan "People Helping People" is centered in the middle of the checks.

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:

Bob Roush
Compliance Officer
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 900
Radcliff, Kentucky 40159-0900
Telephone: (800) 285-5669, extension 6235
Fax: (270) 219-7305
E-mail: rhroush@fortknoxfcu.net

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. Questions 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.

Sandra L. Thompson
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 12/19/2007 communications@fdic.gov