Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Bank Alert

DATE: June 18, 2007

TO: Chief Executive Officer/President (also of interest to Security Officer)

SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name First Mutual Savings Bank, 10001 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 are currently in circulation.

The fraudulent checks are either completely fabricated or are copies of an altered cashier’s check that is very, very old. Although the counterfeits have our correct routing numbers they are not the checks we are currently using and we have not gone by the name First Mutual Savings Bank in many years. All the checks presented to date have the same check #205160672 and all have the name of the remitter as Carlton Greene.

Most of the checks presented have been in the amount of $6,750 and have been presented for payment all across the country. The checks have been mailed to individuals as either payment for services rendered or as part of a scam.

Our valid checks are “Official Checks” and have the First Mutual Bank Logo and Name in red and the address PO Box 1647, showing Issued by: Travelers Express Company, Inc. in the lower right hand corner.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

First Mutual Savings Bank
Telephone: (425) 453-5301