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Avoiding Check Fraud

Consumers and businesses fall victim to fraudulent check scams every single day. So how can you stay safe from falling prey to one of these scams? By staying informed about common themes and trends, you can protect yourself – and your money – from fraudsters.
Possibly one of the most important pieces of information to keep in mind is that all check scams have a consistent theme: The fraudster will ask you to quickly send some of the money from the check back to them, either through a wire transfer, ACH, MoneyGram, or even by purchasing gift cards.
Vista Bank takes our clients’ safety seriously. To help you stay informed, we’ve provided a few examples of common check scams as noted by the FDIC.
Types of Scams
Warning Signs
What to Do If You've Been Scammed

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