- Counterfeit cheques, where fraudsters create fake cheques using genuine account details.
- Forged cheques, where genuine cheques have been stolen and used by a fraudster with a forged signature.
- Fraudulently altered cheques, where genuine cheques have been altered by a fraudster before being paid in.
Protect yourself from Cheque Fraud
- Draw a line through all unused space after both the payee’s name and the amount.
- If you make an error, sign against any corrections or destroy the cheque and write another.
- Never sign a cheque and leave the payee blank.
- Never accept a cheque from someone unless you know and trust them. Be especially wary when accepting a high–value cheque; for instance if you are selling a car.
Criminals might try to contact you via phone, email, text message or in person.
Be vigilant of investments that seem too good to be true. Always do your research.
Criminals try to impersonate victims to steal money. You can protect yourself.
Protecting your debit and credit card data is crucial in the fight against fraud.
Fraudsters often impersonate others when trying to steal your money and data.
Fraudsters often start romantic relationships with victims in person of via dating apps and websites.
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