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Check Fraud in the Movies: Catch Me If You Can

check fraud casesCheck fraud is alive an kicking.  There are many types of check frauds.

Though it’s methods to achieve the check fraud have evolved, the game really is much the same as it was in the infamous Catch Me If You Can movie, which teamed up Tom Hanks, director of the investigation of check frauds, and Leonardo Dicaprio.

The plot of the movie revolves around a cat and mouse, high stakes check fraud game, run by Leonardo Dicaprio’s real-life character, Frank Abagnale’s who stars alongside  Tom Hanks who plays a real-life federal agent, Carl Hanratty and the penalty for depositing a fake check.

The movie’s fast pace has a middle income, almost boring Hanratty chasing a lavish living Abagnale all around the world as he defrauds bank after bank. Abganale learned at an early age the great opportunity present in those who learn the trade of altering the appearance of checks. In the movie, Abagnale uses high tech printing machines (at least at that time) to alter checks and cause them to appear to be derived from checking businesses, such as airlines. He also steals multiple identities for check fraud and check kiting within the check forgery statute of limitations.

Of course, he is eventually caught by a stolen check forged signature by Hanratty and inevitably ends up the key agent for Hanratty’s check fraud investigation department.

One would think check fraud in and of itself was much more detectable in this day and age of computers, however, the friendly computers which should work for us have turned against us (remember, the bad guys have all the same advantages as the good guys). The point? Check fraud is a crime which is more pervasive now then it was during Catch Me If You Can, and that’s a terrible thing for banks and businesses worldwide. What happens when depositing a fake check consequences

And that’s where Check Issuing comes in, using innovative technology to make sure your checks are secure and that the dispensing banks have some key advantages based on our technology to help stop the crime in its tracks (literally, in its tracks, as in at the bank teller’s window).

Many of us have forgotten that check fraud still largely exist all over the world. However, when we are reminded, it’s already too late and our painful process of correcting the crime has already begun. When you use Check Issuing, you are doing that absolute best to prevent this crime (all while you work and sleep!).

Frank Abagnale, A Corporate Check Fraud Gold Mine.

You’ve probably seen the movie, Catch Me If You Can. You probably really enjoyed the fast-paced even humorous and exciting look at infamous check fraud and identity thief professional Frank Abagnale. He’s now turned to helping the good guys as a check security consultant (I mean who better to do this job than Frank). He taught us a lot, he taught the FBI a lot, he taught corporations a lot. Check fraud and identity theft isn’t new and it isn’t going way. In fact, but check fraud and identity theft have never been more thriving, particularly with the fast emergence of new technologies and people’s general malaise for securing their personal information. Apathy by people, like using simple passwords or not shredding documents, contributes to a great deal of the known issues.

Corporation, not just the everyday Joe, should also pay attention to this matter. They are scammed at astronomical and growing rates. But many corporations don’t even realize they don’t exactly have to hire Frank to come run their show, they could instead outsource to a third party check disbursement company like Check Issuing. Yep, we are your very own Frank Abagnale, and for much less the cost! Security is everything, fraud is headaches, Check Issuing is peace of mind.

Check fraud and identity theft are simply preventable. In many ways, when it happens, it is inexcusable on the victim’s side. Much of it is contributed to personal apathy and corporate mismanagement. Having a third party check issuing company handle your payments is a great start.

 

CHECK FRAUD He’s The Greatest Con Man In Modern History. Are You Protected?

Did you know that Check Fraud artist turned FBI Check Fraud saver Frank Abagnale, is considered one of America’s biggest con men in history. It is baffling to consider, but if you’ve seen the movie, Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio, you likely have a semblance of an idea why.

Abagnale relied on his high-brow intellectualism and warm, attractive personality to scam people and businesses out of $2.5 million. That sounds like a lot of money, sure, but that was a load of money back in the 1960s, when Abagnale spent five years defrauding and fleecing America.

Abagnale committed his first act of fraud as a young boy. He used his father’s gas card to purchase car parts, which he then sold back to the gas station for a lower price. Of course, his father would end up paying for that fraud and Frank would move on to bigger and better eventual masterpieces.

Abagnale famously printed his own checks to pull off a great portion of his fraud. He completely exploited the check disbursement business with his uncanny attention to detail. In the movie, this man was a superhero of sorts, but really, he was a burden on real humans and real businesses. His exploitation revealed the dire consequences of check fraud.

Ah, check fraud, remember that stuff? You might be thinking, “but hey, I don’t write checks anymore, only my grandma does,” in which case you might be correct (I am pretty sure I was behind your grandmother at Ralph’s the other day). But what you would be missing in such a narrow perspective is that check fraud also occurs at the business level. Yep, businesses have to write checks and that puts them at risk for Frank Abagnale. Ok, he’s turned into a good guy, but surely there are a great many guys and gals just like him trying to intercept checks from businesses.

At Check Issuing, we protect businesses from Check Fraud and Leonardo DiCaprio in general (well we just recommend you watch specific movies of his or maybe some old Family Ties). Our checks are state of the art, impenetrable, super amazing checks that help protect from fraud. Our checks work WITH banks to assure they are legit when they are presented. Our envelopes are more difficult to see through than a bad Chinese restaurants cloudy soup special.

Check Fraud happens, and not just in the movies. Call us today, we’d love to talk to you about protecting your business and even a few Leonardo DiCaprio movies. 866-535-3954

 

Check Issuing, A Simple Solution For A Complex Issue

I hate complex issues. I’m kidding, I love them, I am a master wizard at putting together puzzles and heckling chess players at the park. But sometimes you can overthink situations which leads to a bad case of “the overthinks.” This, my friends, is a serious illness that affects 1 in 1 people.

The good news is, there is a cure. And it is probably right in front of you. Actually, it is totally right in front of you because you are reading Check Issuing’s blog. And Check Issuing is the solution.

When it comes to your check disbursement, you should understand that this is a bigger deal than it may seem. Check fraud is a serious issue that must be considered. Check Issuing has always considered this aspect of the check disbursement process. Our checks are fraud proof. We work directly with banks to make sure our checks are verified as authentic. Our envelopes are sealed and not transparent.

We also brand your checks in a professional way. By putting your corporate logo on your checks, you assure the client or customer that received your check that it was sent by a professional company.

Check Issuing handles this and more. Our service charges a nominal fee and we end up saving you money. Just ask all of our long-term clients, they will tell you!

See our full suite that can help save time on payroll and tracking down lost payments and leave the check writing to the experts. Protect your checking account from check fraud theft.

 

 

By |2019-02-07T07:34:29+00:00September 18th, 2014|Check Writing and Mailing|Comments Off on Check Fraud in the Movies: Catch Me If You Can

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