TCCU warns customers of fraudulent checks

TCCU warns customers of fraudulent checks

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Officials with Texoma Community Credit Union pushed out a press release to their website this week regarding fraudulent checks.

According to the bank, these checks have all been printed on blue or green paper and have been sent via priority mail.

They say most of the people who got this check have applied for an advertising job or have applied for secret shopper positions.

"We received several calls. Most of the calls are out of our area," said Joey Fino, a fraud specialist for the bank.

"They are coming across the U.S., so that's another red flag for us. People in Mississippi or New York are getting these checks and they are calling to verify."

The bank shared some common red flags to help you determine if the check you got is fraudulent.

The first thing is if the sender of the check contacted you by email or text message. Second, is the check printed on blue or green paper?

Lastly, did the sender ask you to send them money back? If they did, there is a high chance that check is a fraudulent check.

Officials with the bank say you can always contact them at 940-851-4000 to double check the validity of the check.

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