ABA Participating in Campaign to Combat Fake Check Scams

The American Bankers Association is part of a Consumer Federation of America task force that launched a campaign recently to combat fake check scams. The campaign includes a website, www.fakechecks.org, that describes the most common fake check scams and provides interviews with victims. A December 2008 Opinion Research Corp. survey showed that nearly one-third of all adult Americans have been approached with fake check scams, and about 4.5 million have fallen for them. The most common scams involve sweepstakes/lotteries, grants and work-at-home opportunities. Read more about fake check scams.

Click here to read an article from CNN's website on the subject of check scams.