Don't Fall for Popular Fraudulent Check Scheme

Posted November 18, 2014

The UCF Police Department has received reports of a fraudulent check cashing scheme during the past month.

This is a popular scam, and we don't want you to fall for it.

Suspects approached individuals and said they did not have checking accounts and needed help cashing a check. The suspects offered to pay victims a substantial amount of money after the check was cashed.

The suspects used forged checks, making the victim accountable for the withdrawn funds.

Do not cash checks for strangers, and never give or accept rides with strangers to the bank.

Protect Your Identity and Your Money

Posted November 18, 2014

With tax season underway and several recent reports about fraudulent checks, UCF Police wants to remind you of some simple ways to keep your identity and your money safe.

Please be mindful of the following tips: