The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting residents of northeast Louisiana about a fake check scam after being alerted by a Jackson Parish woman who had a fake check processed through her account to a company called Song More Decisions our of Buffalo Grove, IL.
“A fake processed check went through her account,” said Jo-Ann Deal who is out of the BBB office in Monroe. “The scammers didn’t send the fake check to her but put it in her bank account.”
The local woman, who asked to remain anonymous, asked the bank to stop the transaction so thankfully she didn’t lose any money. The check is an example of how scammers are savvier as it had her name, address and account number processed into the check.
Deal furthered echoed that this is why it is so important to look at your bank account regularly. She says it is now possible a scammer can get your banking information through a data breach or through anywhere that you paid a check.
If you do get a check like this, report it to your bank immediately, the BBB and to the Attorney’s General office. If you have any questions you can contact the BBB at 318-387-4600. Your call will be answered by a recording but you will receive a call back within 24 hours.