Special Alert


TO:              All Company Locations and Agency Managers


FROM:         Shannon Savage


DATE:          October 4, 2002


SUBJECT:    Counterfeit Official Checks





The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit official checks drawn on IndyMac Bank, FSB, 225 N. Barranca St., West Covina, California 91791, are in circulation. The counterfeit items bear the routing number 122037171, and begin with the check numbers 08321. Those presented to date for payment range in amounts from $5,000 to$100,000,000. Official checks drawn on IndyMac Bank may be verified by calling Integrated Payment Systems at 1-800-223-7520 and following the guided menu. A copy of one of the counterfeit items is attached for your information. 

Any information you may have about these items should be directed to:

Ms. Myrna Olvera

Vice President and Compliance Manager

IndyMac Bank, FSB

155 N. Lake Ave.

Pasadena, California 91101

Telephone: (626) 535-5462

Fax: (626) 535-0903

Information about these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.