About the Scam
Checks which are lost or stolen provide unlimited possibilities for a forger. In some cases it may take weeks before a loss is discovered.
How to Avoid
- Always keep blank checks in a safe place.
- If possible, keep your mailbox locked.
- Bank statements and canceled checks should be safeguarded.
- Reconcile your statements monthly and report any discrepancies immediately.
- Report lost or stolen checks immediately.