Counterfeit Check Alert
We recently discovered that counterfeit cashier’s checks bearing Liberty Bank’s name and logo have been circulating, and individuals receiving these fake checks are being scammed out of their hard-earned money. Here’s what we know:
- All of the fake checks were issued out of state. They also all have a blue or green background with the last four digits of the account number being ‘0050’. Authentic Liberty Bank cashier’s checks do not have a blue background.
- The scam works like this: The fraudster gives a fake check to a victim and then encourages the victim to send back a portion of the check amount. This is a new take on a common fraud scheme.
- We are working with authorities to put an end to this fraudulent activity.
- In the meantime, if you think you might have received one of these counterfeit checks, please call 773.384.2030 to speak to us. We’ll help you confirm the validity of the check before you try to deposit or cash it.
Learn more how check scams work and what to do if you suspect you’re being scammed.