Someone forged one of my checks what is the process to report this with great western bank?
If someone is using your identity and cashing your checks or credit cards, you should:
Report the situation immediately to your bank or credit card company. You may not have monetary liability because forgery and/or fraud is involved, but you will want the companies to be aware of the problem, as this is something that could affect your credit. In addition, follow these instructions to fully protect yourself:
Contact all three credit bureaus and issue a fraud alert. Check your credit report six months later and look for items you don't recognize.
Provide a copy of your driver's license to each agency's fraud unit in order to register an affidavit.
Contact the proper authorities in writing, via certified receipt request.
Inform your local police department, Social Security Administration and all creditors with whom you have accounts.
SSA Fraud Hotline: 800-269-0271
If a thief steals your identity and begins racking up debt:
Contact the fraud units of the three credit reporting agencies. Request that your account be flagged and add a victim's statement saying, "YOUR ID" has been used to fraudulently apply for credit. Call me at this number to verify all applications." Find out how long the fraud alert will be posted and how to extend it if you need to. Check your credit report and look for items you don't recognize.
Contact your credit card companies and financial institutions to report the fraud. Get new cards, have old accounts colsed with a memo stating, "account closed at customer's request." Follow up in writing.
Call the police and get the crime on record, then get a copy of the police report. Keep a log of all conversations including date, name, phone number, and the information provided.
Notify the Federal Trade Commission, which keeps a database of identity thefts. Phone: (888) FTC-HELP; Address: FTC, CRC-40, Washington D.C. 20580. ** INformation is above**
Notify you bank and if necessary, cancel checking and savings accounts and get new account numbers. Request a password that may be used in every transaction. Get a new ATM card, account number and password. Don't use your SS # or birthdate as a password.
Don't pay any bill or part of a bill resulting from identity theft.
Not enough information is disclosed. Did you write them on your own account? Did you forge them on someone else's account? Are all the checks written to the same person or business? What you have revealed is a total of six SEPERATE offenses of "Uttering" worthless checks. If they were forged, you can add six SEPERATE counts of Forgery.
You need to get copies of all those forged checks from the bank or from social security and obtain, if possible, any sample of the culprit's handwriting that you might be able to find. Perhaps you can find their signature on a check or note they wrote while at your mother's house. Call your local district attorney's office and ask to make an appointment with someone at that office. Bring your evidence with you, including…
If someone signs someone elses name on the title that means the title is forged. For example if i sign your name one the title that means its forged. So i advise if someone forges a name on the title call DMV and ask how to apply for a Duplicate Title, the Duplicate title will state that your the original owner of the Vehicle and since the original title has a forged signature on it…
What is the punishment for someone if they steal one of your checks forges your signature and cash it?
Three criminal offenses are present in the question. (1) The THEFT of the check (2) The FORGERY of the signature (3) the UTTERING/passing of the forged check. The theft of the check (because of its small monetary value) will be a misdemeanor. Depending upon the law of the jurisdiction in which this took place it could either be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the amount the check was forged for. You will have…
You could get a video proof, but as that can be proven wrong to be a fake in itself. You could also get records of your last checks or whatever it was that whomever is was who forged the item, and compare it in a court of law with the forged ones. Also, the not very probable to happen, but entirely possible, is to get that person to admit to it.
It's called check fraud and most states consider it to be a serious crime. The offender could go to jail and be forced to pay damages. You would need a police report to verify that the checks written had been forged before the bank or store even considered any kind or settlement. Even then, it might not do you much good but it's a good place to start.
To prove that the signature is a forgery, you would use expert handwriting analysis. To prove that a specific person forged your signature is a bit harder, but if you can pin down the time when the document in question was signed, there MIGHT be relevant security camera footage. Otherwise the evidence is circumstantial. If a particular person is trying to make use of this forged document (e.g., is trying to cash a forged check)…
My ex-husband forged my name on a HUD statement and took all the proceeds from the sale of our home in New Jersey. Is there something I can do?
Of course. Make an appointment immediately to meet with someone in your local district attorney's office. You can file a criminal complaint. Bring a copy of the forged statement with you and any other evidence you have. The buyer's attorney should not have paid over the proceeds to your husband if you were also on the deed. There may be other people involved in the fraud. Someone would need to have forged your name on…