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Counterfeit bank money orders bearing the name Guaranty Bank, Louisiana, are reportedly in circulation

Guaranty Bank

Mamou, LA

Contact: 

Ryan Vidrine
ryan@goguaranty.com
Voice (337) 468-5274
Fax (337) 351-2637

Special Alerts

SA-31-2011
October 25, 2011

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)SUBJECT: Counterfeit Bank Money Orders Summary: Counterfeit bank money orders bearing the name Guaranty Bank, Louisiana, are reportedly in circulation.

Guaranty Bank, Mamou, Louisiana, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit bank money orders bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 065204663, which is assigned to Guaranty Bank. The counterfeit items display a security feature statement within a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlocks. They display one signature line in the lower-right corner.

Authentic bank money orders display an ornate design along the left border. They display two signature lines in the lower-right corner.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic bank money order (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:

Ryan Vidrine
Vice President
Guaranty Bank
609 Main Street
Mamou, Louisiana 70554
Telephone: (337) 468-5274
Cell Phone: (337) 351-2637
E-mail: ryan@goguaranty.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, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, CH-11034, Arlington, Virginia 22226, 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/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: publicinfo@fdic.gov).

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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