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I lost a check written to me. Someone forged my signature on the back of the check and then cashed it. What can I do?

Contact your bank or credit union right away to tell them about the situation. Next, tell the person who wrote you the check. 

The person who wrote you the check might be able to be reimbursed by their bank or credit union and write you a new check.

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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We’ll forward your issue to the company, give you a tracking number, and keep you updated on the status of your complaint.

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