Banks nationwide are being warned to watch for counterfeit cashier’s checks that resemble authentic ones from an Ohio bank. The checks are tied to an online employment scam.
The First Federal Bank of Ohio in Galion reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks are being presented for payment nationwide as part of the scam. The checks are made payable in amounts of $1,680.65 to $2,880.45. The potential victim is asked to transfer by wire a portion of the money to a third party, according to the federal government’s Comptroller of the Currency.