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About Check Scams: No legitimate company will allow anyone to handle their money or process checks without a face-to-face employment interview, the proper paperwork, signed tax forms and a criminal background check. No one can sign a check without a signature card filed with the bank. If you have not experienced ALL of these, there is a 99% chance it is a scam!


You've been told to buy check stock and/or a check-writing program and ink
but have not yet written any checks

You are going to be alright! 

You are not going to be arrested.

No one is coming after you for anything.

  1. Cease all correspondence with the scammers.  Do not open or answers their emails.  If you have caller ID, do not answer their calls.  If you do answer the phone, hang up as soon as you realize who is calling you.  If they persist, blow a whistle into the telephone.  If you are being threatened, please go here: http://www.fraudaid.com/threats.htm

  2. If you given the scammers your personal information by email, phone or website, you are at high risk of Identity Theft even if you have bad credit.  Go here: www.fraudaid.com/id_theft.htm.

  3. If you have received emails from the scammers, file a Scam Email Report with our Law Enforcement Support Division.  You will find step-by-step graphic instructions for your email service here: www.fraudaid.com/find_headers.htm. Our LESD must have these emails submitted in the proper format.

  4. If you have purchased supplies such as printers, ink, check stock, check writing programs, etc., find out what the store or retailers return policy is and return everything possible.

  5. Go on with your life and consider yourself lucky that all you have lost is your time. Other victims of this scam have not been so lucky.

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You've bought the check stock and/or a check-writing program and ink, and have written one or more checks but have NOT yet mailed them as instructed.

You are going to be alright! 

You are not going to be arrested.

No one is coming after you for anything.

  1. Cease all correspondence with the scammers.  Do not open or answers their emails.  If you have caller ID, do not answer their calls.  If you do answer the phone, hang up as soon as you realize who is calling you.  If they persist, blow a whistle into the telephone.  If you are being threatened, please go here: http://www.fraudaid.com/threats.htm

  2. If you given the scammers your personal information by email, phone or website, you are at high risk of Identity Theft even if you have bad credit.  Go here: www.fraudaid.com/id_theft.htm.

  3. If you have received emails from the scammers, file a Scam Email Report with our Law Enforcement Support Division.  You will find step-by-step graphic instructions for your email service here: www.fraudaid.com/find_headers.htm. Our LESD must have these emails submitted in the proper format.

  4. If you have purchased supplies such as printers, ink, check stock, check writing programs, etc., find out what the store or retailers return policy is and return everything possible. If you have printed checks, you may not be able to return the items.

  5. If you were given a UPS, FedEx, USPS or other shipper account number to use when printing labels, the account has been compromised or stolen from the company. Contact the company to inform them. Alternately, send this information to our HELP address and we will handle this for you.

  6. Go on with your life and consider yourself lucky that all you have lost is your time and what you spent for the supplies. It could have been alot worse. Other victims of this scam have not been so lucky.

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You've bought the check stock and/or a check-writing program and ink, and have written one or more checks and mailed them as instructed and/or used them to obtain money to wire off as instructed.

Warning: You are at low to medium risk of arrest.

  1. Cease all correspondence with the scammers.  Do not open or answers their emails.  If you have caller ID, do not answer their calls.  If you do answer the phone, hang up as soon as you realize who is calling you.  If they persist, blow a whistle into the telephone.  If you are being threatened, please go here: http://www.fraudaid.com/threats.htm

  2. If you given the scammers your personal information by email, phone or website, you are at high risk of Identity Theft even if you have bad credit.  Go here: www.fraudaid.com/id_theft.htm.

  3. If you have received emails from the scammers, file a Scam Email Report with our Law Enforcement Support Division.  You will find step-by-step graphic instructions for your email service here: www.fraudaid.com/find_headers.htm. Our LESD must have these emails submitted in the proper format.

  4. If you have purchased supplies such as printers, ink, check stock, check writing programs, etc., find out what the store or retailers return policy is and return everything possible. If you have printed checks, you may not be able to return the items.

  5. If you were given a UPS, FedEx, USPS or other shipper account number to use when printing labels, the account has been compromised or stolen from the company. Send this information to our HELP address and we will handle this for you.

  6. Create a detailed report containing the following information:
    • An explanation of how you became involved.
    • The bank name and address
    • The Routing Number from the check
    • The company the check was written against
    • The account number
    • A scanned copy of a check
    • The return address used. + Is this your address?
    • A list of names, addresses and amounts for all checks you sent out
    • The carrier name and shipping account number used.
    • If you have received any money from anyone, who that was, how it was sent and what you did with it. Scan any receipts.
    • All emails from the scammers complete with full headers. See these instructions


  7. Send this detailed report and copies of any other documentation to
    We will review your documentation as soon as possible and make recommendations as to how you should proceed.

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