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My brokerage firm alerted me to the possibility (probability)of fraud on my company money market account. To wit, a complete stranger (I think) wrote a check on my company account for their income taxes to the U.S. Treasury. The amount was in excess of $10k. I viewed a fax copy of the front of the check but the back has not yet been photocopied to see if there is a Fed ID#. There was no ID on the front, just "US taxes, yr. 2000". Fortunately, someone at the bank caught this before it cleared my account and it is being returned via the banking system to the IRS. Is this weird or what? Is it possible that this is an honest error, such as one of my check books being delivered to the wrong address and the person receiving the mail has an account at this brokerage and carelessly does not look at the name on the upper left corner? Another smaller amount check from the same book did clear and we are in the process of getting copies of the front and back of that one also. What is the likelihood that the "forger" will be caught?
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