AIKEN -- A bank in Aiken has notified federal authorities of some counterfeit cashiers checks that are in circulation, bearing the banks name.
According to an alert report issued this week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Security Federal Bank, on Richland Avenue, has reported that there are three versions of the counterfeit cashiers checks, with a routing number of 253271822.
A first version displays an ornate design along the top and side borders, the alert states, adding that it has the words Cashiers Check inside a rectangular box within the top border.
A second version is similar to authentic cashiers checks; however, the items display a dark solid border along the top embedded with a security feature statement, according to the alert. In that case, Cashiers Check is in the top center.
The final version has thinner ornate top and side borders and a security feature on the top border. According to the FDIC, an authentic cashiers check will have a light green or light blue background, the banks name, logo and address in the top left corner and the words Cashiers Check an indemnification requirements for lost, stolen or misplaced checks in the lower left corner.