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Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Frontier Bank, Madison, Nebraska, are reportedly in circulation

Frontier Bank

Davenport, NE

Contact: 

Janet Albracht
jalbracht@frontbank.com
Voice (402) 454-3381
Fax (402) 454-2349

Frontier Bank, Davenport, Nebraska,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 number104913381, which is assigned to Frontier Bank. The items display a security feature statement embedded within a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlock icons. The bank's name and address appear in the top-left corner and the words "CASHIER'S CHECK" are in the top-center area. The word "REMITTER" appears in the lower-left corner, and the phrase "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" appears below the signature line in the lower-right corner.

Frontier Bank does not issue cashier's checks; however, it does issue bank money orders. Authentic bank money orders have an ornate top border and display the bank's name and location in the lower-left corner. The words "BANK MONEY ORDER" are in the top-center area, and the word "REMITTER" appears in the top-left 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:

Janet Albracht
Vice President and Cashier
Frontier Bank
P.O. Box 610
Madison, Nebraska 68748-0610
Telephone: (402) 454-3381
Fax: (402) 454-2349
E-mail:jalbracht@frontbank.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 toalert@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 athttp://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site atwww.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2011/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visitwww.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Sandra L. ThompsonDirector
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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