CUNA Mutual Group Risk Alert: Counterfeit Checks

Several credit unions recently reported that counterfeit cashier's checks or corporate checks that closely resemble the credit union's authentic checks have been presented for payment at financial institutions in connection with scams.  The counterfeit checks often have slight alterations in check color, check stock, logo, or location of key credit union check branding elements. In many cases, the Routing & Transit Number (RTN) and MICR information is accurate.

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