Thursday, September 29, 2005

fake checks made at home

A man is accused of printing checks at home using his home computer and using these fake checks to buy lottery tickets.

The increasing sophistication of home check printers and the availability of blank check stock makes it pretty easy to produce convincing looking checks at home.

So that means that making it difficult to actually use the checks is key. ID checks and tracing the flow of funds can be useful, but not foolproof.