How to Spot a Fake Check Scam
Other red flags:
- Words are misspelled on the check, or the spacing of words is inconsistent.
- The check is missing essential information such as a signature or a bank address or logo.
- Standard security features such as watermarks or padlock icons are not present on the check.
If you are ever in doubt about a check you have received, speak with a representative at your bank.
For the most up-to-date information about fake check scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Scam Alerts page.