How To Spot A Fake Check


On August 26, 2019, the FDIC published a consumer news article related to the risk of fake bank checks. Although a bank check is typically considered safer than a personal check, there are certain scams that target potential victims. The article explains certain scams in detail, and some of the steps involved in spotting a fake check, including:

  • Double checking the financial institution listed on the check is real
  • Calling the financial institution that supposedly issued the check to verify
  • Understanding why you are receiving the check
  • Reviewing the address where the check came from
  • Reviewing the amount and security features on the check

To read the full article, please see: Consumer News for August 2019