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Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Forcht Bank, Lexington, Kentucky, are reportedly in circulation

Forcht Bank, National Association

Lexington, KY

Contact: 

Forcht Bank Deposit Operations
lieastridge@forchtbank.com
Voice (859) 266-0518
Fax (859)266-0159

Forcht Bank, National Association, Lexington, Kentucky, 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 042108397, which is assigned to Forcht Bank, National Association. The items are similar to authentic cashier's checks; however, they display a vertical security feature statement and padlock icon along the right border.

Authentic cashier's checks are green and printed black. The check number is red. The bank's Web site address is shown below the bank's address in the top-left corner. The words "ORIGINAL DOCUMENT" are displayed in white print on the back 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:

Forcht Bank Deposit Operations
2721 Old Rosebud, Suite 105
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
Telephone: (859) 266-0518
Fax: (859)266-0159
E-mail: lieastridge@forchtbank.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. ThompsonDirector
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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