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Check washing fraudulent activity

What does “check washing” mean?

Some bad actors attempt to commit fraudulent activity through “check washing,” which involves washing a check with chemicals to erase information and populate it with new information. Financial institutions should leverage technology and processes to proactively detect such attempts by scammers.

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First published on 03/24/2024

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