September 29, 2011
Filed under: Tip of the Day
I remember when I first saw the movie Catch Me If You Can, the story about the world’s most prolific check forger Frank Abagnale, and thought that he was just a crook ahead of his time, taking advantage of a system that just wasn’t technologically capable of keeping up with him. Surely, I thought, things were different in the new millennium, right?
Then I read this month’s Counselor magazine article on check fraud.
Not only was I wrong, but it turns out that millions of Americans are victims of check fraud each year. Millions! But thanks to a new generation of pens — like Sanford’s uni-ball 107 — it’s becoming a lot easier to combat this nightmarish crime. If you have a few minutes, take the time to read this great article called “Fraud Fighters” – definitely worth the time to read. And in the meantime, here are 5 forms of check fraud:
Source: Robert Siciliano, Identity Theft Expert