fake check

fake check

1. A written order to a bank that has been forged. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of fake checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
2. A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My ex-husband has been writing fake checks all over town to pay for his gambling debt.
See also: check, fake
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After receiving numerous inquiries from consumers, the NCUA issued a warning Monday about a fake check scam.
All three of these scams seek to dupe lawyers into wiring real money from their trust accounts after the purchaser (who is part of the fraud) deposits a fake check.
She was approved with a 650 credit score and presented what proved to be fake check stubs and a fake driver's license.
While banks might occasionally spot a fake check before you do, they're largely dealing with the same challenges as you.
The number of fraudsters perpetrating fake check scams has dropped seven points from number one to number three.
In a separate incident, gunmen set up a fake check point on the main road between Baghdad and Kirkuk, killing six drivers, late on Saturday near Udhaim, 90 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
This month, NCL's Fraud Center is focusing its efforts on how consumers can protect themselves from the evolving tactics that are used for fake check scams, phishing and spoofing scams, pyramid schemes and business opportunity scams, and other swindles.
While this has helped expedite the purchasing process, it has also led to a rise in fake check scams.
He detailed a series of face-to-face meetings with the man, including a third meeting in which Letterman handed over a fake check for $2 million.
Rini was arrested after she was tricked with a fake check into confessing that she had cast the spells.
JEDDAH: Local police yesterday arrested a man they believe was one of three people who used a fake check for SR12 million to obtain the deed to a property in the southern city of Abha.
The object of this scam is to get a person to cash a fake check and wire the money to the scammer.
The paper and the writing on the fake check were different than on a real Tokai Bank check, they said.
Don't use these funds until your bank officially clears them, and remember: Banks must make deposited funds available within a few days but it can take weeks to uncover a fake check.