Check and Electronic Fraud
When an identity thief has invaded your bank account through check or fraudulent electronic transfer, you’ll see unexplained charges on your bank statements. Your bank statements may have stopped arriving if the fraudster has changed the address on the account. Most likely the fraudster will work to quickly drain your account. So check your online statement at least twice a week to catch the thief. Even better, set up bank e-mail alerts to see any fraud transfers immediately.
Check Your Checks
Check fraud is rampant. Fraudsters can steal your checks and use them; take checks you’ve written and wash off the name, replacing it with ones they are using; simply get your bank to change your address to theirs; work with ...