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* WASHINGTON (1/10/08)--Counterfeit checks bearing the name of Paducah, Ky.-based C-Plant FCU are reported in circulation, says the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) in a special alert Tuesday. The counterfeit items display the credit union's routing number, 283980031 and the words "CASHIER'S CHECK" in the top center area. They have a light blue background and bright royal blue borders, with the credit union's name printed in royal blue. Authentic cashier's checks have a light gray-blue background with dull dark blue borders, with the name printed in black ink. Anyone receiving the counterfeit items should contact C-Plant FCU Compliance Officer Carrie Childers at 270-450-7055 or cchilders@cplant.com … * SALINAS, Calif. (1/10/08)--Monterey County Employees CU Monday warned members not to fall for the latest e-mail phish attempts targeting the credit union. The e-mails, claiming to be from the credit union and telling county residents they would receive a tax refund, began on Saturday. A second wave, warning recipients their accounts had been compromised, followed. An earlier scam in June offered consumers $20 for participating in a survey. The credit union took measures to shut down the June scam's link and has contacted a website that tracks scams to shut down the links on the new scams. It's online alert to members says it never asks them to provide information such as passwords or personal identification numbers through e-mail (The Salinas Californian Jan. 8 and The Californian.com Jan. 7) … * NORCROSS, Ga. (1/10/08)--Associated CU has promoted C. Lin Hodges to president/CEO, announced Timothy F. Kercheval, board chairman, Tuesday. Hodges succeeds George M. Clarke, who retired Dec. 31 after 29 years with the credit union. Hodges joined the $875.4 million asset credit union in 1979 and served as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). He formally was with Exchange Bank in Milledgeville. In accepting the position, Hodges announced that Timothy G. Bridges has joined the credit union as senior vice president/CFO. Bridges previously served as senior vice president and CFO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates … *
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (1/10/08)--Pacific Service CU has provided PCs, printers, software and supplies to THE BREAD PROJECT, a nonprofit organization that trains low-income and unemployed people in skills needed for entry-level commercial baking and cooking positions. Students of the project, shown here, will use the equipment to create resumes and conduct employment searches in the food industry. Steve Punch, president of the more-than-$1-billion asset credit union, noted the project helps "educate individuals so they have the ability to earn a living wage." (Photo provided by Pacific Service CU) …


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