Alert: Fraudulent Cashier’s Checks
Fraudulent copies of Cooperative Federal cashiers’ checks have been mailed out to people in different areas of the United States. Be on the lookout for these warning signs:
- The check was unexpected: If you received a cashier's check that you didn't order, or you don't know the sender, or you only know the sender from online, that's a red flag.
- They are offering a "job" or a prize: Scammers who send out fake checks may claim to be offering you a work-from-home job, secret shopper sign-up, or other false schemes.
- You need to send back another form of payment: After roping you into a fake job or contest, scammers then request some part of the funds back, often in iTunes gift cards or another method of payment that is hard to stop, cancel, or trace.
Don't become a victim.
We’ve seen these scams wreak havoc on the lives of everyday people. Victims often lose a large amount of their own money, owe money in fees or penalties, and/or have their accounts frozen and their credit damaged.
If you get one of these checks:
- DO NOT attempt to cash it. If the check ends up being fraudulent, you may be responsible for repaying the entire amount of the check.
- PLEASE contact us immediately. Call 315-471-1116 or send us an email with a picture of the check and the envelope it came in, including any barcode or tracking number.
- Anyone who receives a check they aren’t expecting or from someone they only know online should NOT attempt to cash it and should contact us IMMEDIATELY.