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We're the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

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I cashed a check at my bank/credit union but later the check was found to be fraudulent. Do I have to repay the bank/credit union?


Yes. If your bank or credit union gave you cash from a check that was later found to be fraudulent, it can remove the funds from your account. 

If you believe you have been targeted by a scam, you should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission .

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