To avoid check fraud, it is essential to be cautious of suspicious requests or activity. If you can answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you could be at risk of being scammed.
- Is the check from an item you sold on the internet, such as a car, boat or jewelry?
- Is the amount of the check more than the item's selling price?
- Did you receive the check via an overnight delivery service?
- Is the check connected to communicating with someone by email?
- Is the check drawn on a business or an individual account that is different from the person buying your item or product?
- Have you been informed that you were the winner of a lottery, such as Canadian, Australian, El Gordo or El Mundo, that you did not enter?
- Have you been instructed to either "wire", "send" or "ship" money as soon as possible to a large U.S. city or to another country?
- Have you been asked to pay money to receive a deposit from another country?
- Are you receiving pay or a commission for facilitating money transfers through your account?
- Did you respond to an email requesting you to confirm, update or provide your account information?
If you believe that you are a victim of check fraud, it is essential to contact us immediately.