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Legal Liabilities when Check Fraud Occurs

Legal Liabilities when Check Fraud Occurs

      Duration: 60 Minutes

Faculty: Dr. Gina J. Lowdermilk      Level: Intermediate      Course ID: 1128


Proper handling of check fraud occurrences is important for an institution. Institutions need to understand that such incidents go beyond the check fraud itself. Legal liabilities exist that are specific to consequences of check fraud. This webinar will provide guidance and insight for financial institutions in understanding the legal liabilities that result when check fraud occurs. All of the above insights will assist a financial institution in its risk mitigation and risk reducing efforts.

Why should you Attend:

Handling check fraud is important for accurate accounting and efficient operations. Failure to understand check fraud and its legal liabilities can put a financial institution at risk which can be costly for them.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Understanding what check fraud is
  • Knowing the financial institution’s legal liabilities
  • Handling legal liabilities
  • Preventing check fraud
  • Check fraud victim’s legal rights
  • Training

Areas Covered:

  • Types and examples of Check Fraud
  • How to Identify Check Fraud
  • Legal responsibilities of an institution for check fraud as outlined by various laws and regulations
  • What steps or procedures an institution can exercise for handling and preventing check fraud
  • Understanding what legal rights and entitlements a check fraud victim may have
  • What type of training should an institution provide its employees against check fraud

Who Will Benefit:

  • Compliance Officers
  • Deposit Operations
  • Teller Managers
  • Tellers
  • Fraud Managers and Personnel

Topic Background:

Recent advancements in check collections operations through image presentment make understanding the difference between a return and an adjustment even more important. Financial institutions need to understand that difference to mitigate potential risk.


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