Check Fraud Tied to Mail Theft is on the Rise.

Kate Ashford, a writer for NerdWallet is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® with more than 18 years of experience writing about personal finance, recently wrote an article regarding mail theft and check fraud. Her original article “Stop Using Paper Checks Already”, is featured on NerdWallet’s website and was picked up by the Associated Press and published by a variety of other news media, such as the L.A. Times in their article “Here’s why you should stop using paper checks”. EEFCU realizes that many of our members choose to write checks and rely on them for making payments, and we want you to be comfortable in how you choose to access your funds. But we do encourage our members to read these articles and think about your own check writing and how you can do so more safely. As with any type of fraud threat, we encourage you to take precautions to protect yourself whether you’re writing checks, paying on-line, or using other forms to make payments.