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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 discovered an unauthorized check written on my account. What rights do I have?

Answer:

Contact your bank or credit union as quickly as you can when you discover any unauthorized payment.

If the check was processed as an electronic transfer, you have additional protections under federal law.

If the check was not processed as an electronic transfer, you may have protections under state law.

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