How do you know if that check is real?

  
     
September 12, 2017

Check

First appeared on KHON2

You’ve seen all the warnings about fake check scams.

But how can you tell if a check you get in the mail is legit or phony?

Over the last few months the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been sending checks to 125,000 people around the country totaling $231 million.

That has caught some off guard, wondering if the checks are real.

“This is a little different in the case that these are actual valid checks that are coming out and we don’t want people to just throw them by the wayside because everyone’s trained to look for a scam nowadays,” Jason Kama, director of marketing at the Hawaii Better Business Bureau, said.

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