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Counterfeit checks bearing the name First Community Bank, Rogersville, Tennessee, are reportedly in circulation

First Community Bank of East Tennessee

Rogersville, TN

Contact: 

Matthew Branham
branham@fcbanktn.com
Voice (423) 272-5800
Fax (423) 723-1029

First Community Bank of East Tennessee, Rogersville, Tennessee, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 064204075, which is assigned to First Community Bank of East Tennessee. The items display a security feature statement embedded within a darkened top border. The word "Memo" is displayed in the lower-left corner and one signature line is displayed in the lower-right corner.

First Community Bank issues cashier's checks, and authentic cashier's checks display a vertical security feature statement and padlock icon within the right border. They display a "NOTICE" statement and the word "REMITTER" in the top-left corner. The words "Cashiers Check" appear in the top-right corner. Two signature lines appear 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:

Matthew Branham
Senior Vice President
First Community Bank of East Tennessee
P.O. Box 820
Rogersville, Tennessee 37857
Telephone: (423) 272-5800
Fax: (423) 723-1029
E-mail: branham@fcbanktn.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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