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Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Bank of Lincolnwood, Lincolnwood, Illinois, are in circulation

Bank of Lincolnwood

Lincolnwood, IL

Contact: 

Ms. Patricia K. Pelz

Voice (847) 675-2800
Fax (847) 675-5747

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Bank of Lincolnwood, Lincolnwood, Illinois, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit cashier's checks have the institution's routing number of 071922557, display the bank's name in the upper left corner, and are titled "Cashier Check." An example of a counterfeit instrument is attached for your review.

The bank's genuine checks display the bank's name in the middle and are titled "Official Check." "Drawer Bank of Lincolnwood" is printed in the lower left corner. Additionally, the genuine checks are issued by Integrated Payment Systems, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, and payable through Citibank, Buffalo, New York. The routing number on the genuine checks is 022000868.

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

Ms. Patricia K. Pelz
Senior Vice President and Cashier
Bank of Lincolnwood
4433 West Touhy Avenue
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
Telephone: (847) 675-2800
FAX: (847) 675-5747

Information concerning this financial institution or these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2003/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts, Financial Institution Letters and other announcements through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. ZamorskiDirector

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