Connecticut League in Check Scam Alert Project
The Credit Union League of Connecticut is participating in the national kickoff of a project aimed at educating consumers and alerting front-line staff about high-tech fake check scams.
The program calls for tellers to hand out a brochure that warns "Don't Become a Target" whenever a check of $1,000 or more is presented for deposit or cashing.
The program, officially launched this week at a press conference in Meridian, Conn., is aimed at providing practical guidance on identifying fraudulent checks and avoiding becoming their victim. It's a cooperative effort of the Consumer Federal of America, Connecticut League and the state's consumer protection and banking departments.