Protect Yourself From Check Fraud
Consumers in our area are being targeted by con artists at an alarming rate. RCU makes every possible effort to protect Members from being victimized, but we need your help. Listed below are four simple questions you should ask yourself before accepting or depositing a check from a new or unknown source.
Source of Receipt— Did you receive the check by mail or FedEx?
Contact with Sender— Was the receipt of the check through contact you had with someone in response to an ad, publication, or over the Internet?
Acquaintance— Is the sender/issuer of a check someone you're only vaguely acquainted with or you've never met in person (only through mail, phone, or the Internet)?
Method of Sending Proceeds— Have you been asked to wire or send by Western Union any proceeds from the check?
If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, you are a potential target for check fraud. Discontinue the transaction if possible. If it has already been processed contact RCU immediately to determine what can be done.