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SA-84-2010
June 15, 2010


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Greenfield Banking Company, Greenfield, Indiana, are reportedly in circulation.

Greenfield Banking Company, Greenfield, Indiana, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 074903670, which is assigned to Greenfield Banking Company. The items are tan and display a security feature statement embedded in a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlock icons. The bank's name and street address are displayed in the top-left corner. The words "CASHIER'S CHECK" are displayed near the top center of the items. The items display lines for the written dollar amount and the "DATE."

Authentic checks display the words "CASHIER'S CHECK" in the lower-left corner. The checks are blue and display a vertical security feature statement along the right border. The bank's logo and name appear in the top-left corner. The bank's name also appears above an "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" line in the lower-right corner.

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:

Vickie Mattox
Vice President and Cashier
Greenfield Banking Company
1920 North State Street
Greenfield, Indiana 46140
Telephone: (317) 467-7037, extension 254
Fax: (317) 467-7054
E-mail: vmattox@gbcbank.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-3054, 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/2010/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
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 6/15/2010 communications@fdic.gov