Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Bank Alert

Alert Number: FDIC SA-155-2007

DATE: June 20, 2007

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

SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

Timberland Bank, Hoquiam, Washington, 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 325170754, which is assigned to Timberland Bank, but are dissimilar to authentic cashier's checks. The counterfeit items display a security feature statement embedded within the top border, which has rounded corners. A "NOTICE TO PURCHASER" regarding an indemnity bond is located in the top-center area.

Authentic checks have a tan wood-grain background with green lettering and red check numbers. The bank's telephone number, (360) 533-4747, is displayed between the bank's name and address in the upper-left corner.

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

Kathie M. Bailey
Chief Operations Officer
Timberland Bank
624 Simpson Avenue
P.O. Box 697
Hoquiam, Washington 98550
Telephone: (360) 533-4747, ext. 2242
Fax: (360) 533-4743
E-mail: kmbailey@timberlandbank.com

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