When Cheques are Stolen

6 responses

  1. Mike Carlson
    September 20, 2013

    It is really important to check every transaction especially when it involves your finances. Discrepancies do happen at times.


  2. Jon Gilchrist
    September 18, 2013

    Cheque fraud occurs alot more often than most people think. We had a business cheque client who had one of his laser cheques stolen out of the mail. The criminals then made a duplicate cheque altering the payee name and address and deposited the cheque for over $7k. The bank refunded the clients account for the full amount.

    I told the client he needs to insist that the bank change his account # as is the cheque fraud occured once, chances are the same people will use his acct # again on another fake cheque.

    Jon Gilchrist
    Print & Cheques Now Inc
    1-866-760-2661 Ext 224.


  3. My Own Advisor
    September 17, 2013

    Sorry to hear about this, but sounds like a good outcome in a bad situation.



  4. Michael James
    September 17, 2013

    I once put a stop payment on a cheque to my landlord, but he just changed the date and cashed it successfully. Technically this was forgery, but my bank didn’t care. They wouldn’t lift a finger to help me get my money back.

    The spelling police tell me that near the end of your second paragraph, “waving” should be “waiving” 🙂


  5. Anita
    September 17, 2013

    It’s always good to check and double check your bank statements!


  6. Bet Crooks
    September 17, 2013

    Interesting and sorry to hear about the theft.

    Do the police have any other suggestions about protecting yourself after the theft of cheques? If they are regular cheques, they have your name/address/bank account transit and bank account number. I guess that’s not enough for most types of identity theft, but it’s still a lot of information.

    I’m also pleasantly surprised to hear TD and Scotia waive the fees. Good on them!


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