Stolen Checks

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.