The Key To Fraud-Printed Right On Your Checks
Posted by Richard on July 7, 2020
In a business checking account, a small charge of $10 to $20 might not generate too much concern or suspicion.
But, beware, small amounts coming out of your checking account can be fraud and all the criminal needs to know is printed right on your check.
Automated Clearing House (ACH) fraud is a common way to steal. The criminal only needs your account number and the bank routing number. It is like check fraud only much easier since the funds come right out of your bank account without the need for paper.
Be aware that any time you type in your checking account and routing number online you are offering a bad actor all he or she needs to steal from you, either in small amounts over time, or by gutting your account entirely.
Criminals get your checking account information through phony websites, phishing schemes, spoofed email from entities such as the IRS, and even work at home schemes.
Or, if you send them a check. That’s all it takes.
Such fraudulent ACH transactions can be labeled many things, including “Bank Card draft” or “Bank payment” and seem legitimate at a glance.
Consumers have 60 days to alert their banks and recover funds, but businesses may only have one day to do the same. The key is daily monitoring of the account, reviewing all the credits and debits to detect fraud immediately.