Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Check Fraud: A Guide to Avoiding Losses

Check Fraud Schemes

Fraud schemes involving checks take many forms. Checks may be:

Check fraud criminals may be bank insiders, independent operators, or organized gangs. The methods they use to further check fraud include:

Descriptions of some common check fraud schemes follow, with information on what makes them successful, and what bankers can do to avoid them.

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