Preventing fraud

Cheques are a common way to pay for bigger expenses such as rent or repair services. However, they can be compromised if you aren't careful, so it's important to keep your cheques safe. You're responsible for funds deposited into your account by cheque, so it's equally important to know how to spot if they are fake.
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What you need to know

How cheque fraud works

Types of bad cheques

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