Facing up to an explosion of check fraud that has begun to threaten their bottom lines, financial institutions across the country have begun to employ a variety of high- and low-tech systems designed to frustrate scamsters.

As losses due to stolen and counterfeit checks have mounted significantly in recent years, it has become apparent that bankers are taking a more pro. active stance in thwarting fraud, and are less willing to accept these crimes as a cost of doing business.

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