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#2039802 - 09/22/15 01:30 PM SAR for Check Fraud?
Banker Drysdale Offline
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We have a (former) customer who has continued to write checks off an account that we closed 8 months ago. To date, he has written about 50 checks totaling over $10,000. Is this a SAR event? All the checks are returned "account closed" and the bank is not taking a loss, which I know is not a factor. To some extent, I feel like the check fraud is against the merchants who are accepting the checks and not against the bank. How do other banks deal with this issue?

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#2039804 - 09/22/15 01:35 PM Re: SAR for Check Fraud? Banker Drysdale
MagicCity Offline

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In those circumstances we would file a SAR for fraud, because the transactions are coming to your bank.

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#2039817 - 09/22/15 02:01 PM Re: SAR for Check Fraud? Banker Drysdale
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New York City
We follow the same process as Magic indicated.
Last edited by ACBbank; 09/22/15 02:02 PM.
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