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Beware of Fake Check Scams!

Unfortunately, criminals have come to rely on their victim’s sense of “security” provided by cashier’s checks and official bank checks. Advanced graphics and printing technologies allow scammers to easily create fraudulent and hard-to-detect counterfeit checks in a matter of minutes, adding a sense of legitimacy to their scams. Fake checks can look so real that it’s very hard for consumers, or even bank employees, to detect.

For information on three of the most common scams, and tips on how to detect whether or not you are being scammed, view the August 2019 issue of the FDIC’s ‘Consumer News’ at: fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/august2019.pdf