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Someone Can Empty Your Bank Account with the Information on the Front of Every Check You Write

Details may be found in an article by Felix Salmon at

The really shocking news is that some people are still writing paper checks in the 21st century.

Categories: Scams

3 replies

  1. O.K., Dick; read it … Now what? HOW do we work around it?


    • —> Now what? HOW do we work around it?

      By not writing any more paper checks.

      I stopped writing paper checks years ago. I pay all my bills online, either with a credit card (which is protected against fraudulent transactions) or with my bank’s “pay bills online” service which is cheaper and safer than writing checks and mailing them.


  2. I pay my bills online too. But if the bank does not have a direct transfer arrangement with the payee… They mail them a check !


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