Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name St Johns Bank and Trust Company, St Louis, Missouri, are reportedly in circulation
St. Johns Bank and Trust Company
Saint Louis, MO
Voice (314) 428-1000
Fax (314) 423-5207
August 2, 2011
TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name St. Johns Bank and Trust Company, St. Louis, Missouri, are reportedly in circulation.
St. Johns Bank and Trust Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, 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 081017575, which is assigned to St. Johns Bank and Trust Company. The items are dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks and the city name appears as "ST. Louis." A security feature statement is embedded in a darkened top border rounded corners. Counterfeit items display one signature line.
Authentic cashier's checks have a double-lined border. A vertical security feature statement and padlock icon are embedded in the inner-right border. Checks also display two signature lines.
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:
St. Johns Bank and Trust Company
8924 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63114
Telephone: (314) 428-1000
Fax: (314) 423-5207
Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, CH-11034, Arlington, Virginia 22226, or transmitted electronically to email@example.com. 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 Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2011/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 Risk Management Supervision
Attachment (not available electronically)
NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200; fax: 703-562-2296; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)