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Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name First Savings Bank, El Paso, Texas, are reportedly in circulation

First Savings Bank

Beresford, SD


Rick Christensen
Voice (605) 763-4534
Fax (605) 763-2010

First Savings Bank, Beresford, South Dakota, 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 number091406833, which is assigned to First Savings Bank. The counterfeit items are markedly dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks. They have an ornate patterned background and display the words "MEMO" and "REMITTER" in the top-left corner. The words "Cashier's Check" are shown inside of a rectangle in the lower-left corner. The numerical dollar amount is also shown inside a rectangle.

Authentic cashier's checks are light green in color with ornate borders. A security padlock and vertical statement are embedded in the right border. The phrase "Express Line (24 Hour Banking)" and a toll-free telephone number are shown below the bank's name and address in the top-center area. The phrase "AN AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" is above the signature line.

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:

Rick Christensen
Chief Financial Officer
First Savings Bank
201 North 3rd Street
Beresford, South Dakota 57004
Telephone: (605) 763-4534
Fax: (605) 763-2010

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, NW, Room F-3054, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically Questions related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please

Sandra L. ThompsonDirector
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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