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    Gracemom is offline Sapphire level (2000+ posts)
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    My mom had a check taken from the collection basket at church and wiped. Thankfully her bank caught it too. She was so upset.

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    khm is offline Ruby level (4000+ posts)
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    Here's a couple articles about it. They're thinking maybe the stimulus and PPP checks re-opened the door to "check washing". Add in that it was just tax time, so there were a lot of checks to be "fished" out of boxes.

    https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fra...k-washers.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/10/y...rotection.html

    This one involved a stolen key.
    https://www.inquirer.com/news/sam-wo...-20221004.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gracemom View Post
    My mom had a check taken from the collection basket at church and wiped. Thankfully her bank caught it too. She was so upset.
    Oh that's next level lowest of the low!
    Mom to two amazing DDs ('07 & '09) and a fur baby.

    Gluten free since Nov '11 after non-celiac gluten sensitive diagnosis. Have had great improvement or total elimination of: migraines, bloating/distention, heartburn, cystic acne, canker sores, bleeding gums, eczema on elbows, dry skin and scalp, muscle cramps, PMS, hair loss, heart palpitations, fatigue. I'm amazed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gracemom View Post
    My mom had a check taken from the collection basket at church and wiped. Thankfully her bank caught it too. She was so upset.
    Wow that's disheartening. Bad enough when it's out of a mailbox but feels so low out of the collection basket at a church.
    Mom to Two Wild and Crazy Boys and One Sweet Baby Girl

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    LD92599 is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    It happens! We've had it happen with checks from our company (through the banks bill pay).....someone intercepted it and add a zero. Or a few zero's. They were able to cash the check for $8,000. We're currently waiting for the funds to be returned to us. The bank did reach out to me/company as it did appear fraudulent.

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