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How to identify check fraud


August 31, 2022

Check fraud continues to grow at an alarming rate. Before presenting a check at your bank or through mobile deposit, learn to recognize the red flags and protect yourself from scams.

Questions to Ask Yourself:

Do you have any reason to suspect that this check may be fraudulent?

Do you know the sender?

Were you expecting this check?

Does this request invoke a sense of urgency?

Red Flags:

This check is from a mystery shopping program.

This check is payment for something you sold online.

You were instructed to return a portion of the check proceeds to the sender or a third party.

The offer se...

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