Beware of Counterfeit Discovery FCU Checks Circulating
Don’t become a victim of check fraud and always err on the side of caution when something doesn’t feel right or seems too good to be true. Recently, Discovery FCU has identified and stopped several fraudulent Discovery FCU Official Checks; these were counterfeit checks that were circulating nationwide. You should take time to verify any Credit Union check that you receive before trying to use that check. Attempting to deposit or otherwise using a fraudulent check could result in a personal financial loss.
- If you receive a Discovery FCU labeled Official Check that may be suspect, please call the credit union at 610.372.8010 for assistance.
- If you receive an unsolicited check either through FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail from an unknown person, you should be suspicious. Use extreme caution in using such items, as they are usually counterfeit.
- If you sold something on the Internet, beware of payment by a fake check. Never wire ‘excess funds’ back to an unknown buyer for any reason. If you receive any check for more than the final purchase price of any item, it is a suspect check and should be verified before attempting to use it.
- If you receive one of these counterfeit items, please file a report with the US Federal Trade Commission (https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/). If you received the check in the mail, report it to the United States Postal Inspection Service. (https://www.uspis.gov/report).