CHECK INFORMATION SYSTEMS
811 Canary Drive
Charleston, South Carolina
29414

WHITE COLLAR CRIMES - COUNTERFEIT CHECKS
FORGERY - CLOSED ACCOUNT - NSF

OFFICE HOURS
8am to 6pm (Monday through Friday)
Eastern Standard Time

CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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The Number One Loss
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C H E C K F R A U D


CHECK FRAUD-THE SILENT CRIME

Check fraud affects not only small businesses and major corporations, but individuals as well. More than 500 million checks are forged annually, with losses totaling more than $10 billion (Ernst & Young).

CHECK INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Check Information Systems, located in Charleston, South Carolina, was formed in 1989 by Check Investigative Services as a private company that gathers and maintains information and intelligence on known individuals and suspects who have committed:

  • CHECK FRAUD,

  • BANK FRAUD,

  • FORGERY,

  • COUNTERFEIT,

  • WHITE COLLAR CRIMES


OUR MISSION

To identify and locate known check fraud and white collar crime suspects. To assist and provide support to THE NATIONAL CHECK FRAUD CENTER in providing nationwide, updated multi-source intelligence to support local law enforcement, Federal Agencies, Financial and retail communities in the detection, investigation, and the prosecution of known check fraud crimes. Check Information Systems reports forgery and counterfeit SUSPECTS to the following Agencies:

  • U.S. Marshals Service,

  • Drug Enforcement Administration,

  • Security Exchange Commission,

  • U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service,

  • U.S. Customs Service,

  • U.S Secret Service,

  • Internal Revenue Service,

  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service,

  • U.S. Information Agency,

  • Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies


INTELLIGENCE

INTELLIGENCE IS OBTAINED FROM A NUMBER OF SOURCES:

  • The Business community,
  • The Banking community,
  • Local law enforcement,
  • Federal Agencies,
  • Check Collection Companies,
  • And Y O U

When information is received, our database is cross-checked to verify if other outstanding cases maybe on file. Based on the findings, the proper authorities will be notified. We depend on our many sources to keep us abreast of the bad check writers location and his check writing habits and trends.

From time to time, information and intelligence may be provided to the general public when used in the course of a crime.

All persons depicted in our Alert Specials on our Web Site, or provided to the National Crime Alert Network members are either being sought by law enforcement for valid outstanding warrants or as a suspect in a crime for identification purposes. No part of this information may be reproduced without express written permission from the National Check Fraud Center and Check Information Systems.

It is not our intention to slander an innocent party in an open forum or to communicate with a third party in providing false statements which maybe injurious to one's reputation.


INTERNET CHECK FRAUD SCAMS

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Hundreds of Counterfeit Cashier Checks have been reported being used in a number of scams, many of which involves goods and services sold over the Internet. If you have been a victim, contact our office at once. Our office has compiled an extensive list of known suspects who have been reported to us.

SELLER BEWARE:

The Internet is a haven for Scams. You should know your BUYER before you ship your item to him. When you buy over the internet, you should always verify your seller:

  1. Home address,
  2. Home phone,
  3. Work phone,
  4. Checking Account,
  5. Other References.

VERIFY YOUR BUYER OR SELLER:

Don't be taken into the scam. Make sure your buyer has a listed home phone number by using a phone search engine. Is the home address the same as listed with the search engine or with the local phone operator? If not, you should be concern. Call your buyer's employer to verify employment. Just some simple steps you should take. Remember that just because you have received a phone call or a e-mail from a potential buyer, that he is who he says he is.

COMMON CARRIERS:

Common Carriers do not verify your buyer. Common Carriers do not verify CASHIER CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS or PERSONAL CHECKS. Obtaining insurance coverage will not cover your losses. Read your shipper's contract. For a review of current problems with using a common carrier to transport your products to your buyer, check out PROBLEMS WITH COMMON CARRIERS.

REPORTING YOUR CRIME:

To whom do you report your crime? You should ALWAYS file a report with your local police department. You may find that your local police department will not want to take a report since your crime may have taken place in another state.

YOU MUST BE PERSISTENT

JURISDICTION OF YOUR CRIME:

JURISDICTION of the crime is very important. If you used a common carrier in shipping an item and they accept payment in your behalf from your buyer, jurisdiction is established where the payment is exchanged. Also you must report the crime to the police agency where JURISDICTION was established. They are responsible to investigate the crime.

OTHER PLACES TO REPORT YOUR CRIME:


CHECK FRAUD IN SOUTH CAROLINA

In 1994, the most people arrested in South Carolina, were not for Murder, Drugs, Assaults, Car Thefts, or even Simple Larceny, but was for

Bad Checks

Statewide, South Carolina's BAD CHECK VIOLATION was the NUMBER ONE arrest category in 1994, with 27,079 arrests for Bad Checks, compared to 20,742 arrests for drug law violations and 20,694 for assault.

Merchants in rural communities, and even in smaller states, however, continue to say "we don't really have a check problem." The numbers, however, say otherwise.


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Call Us (843) 571-2143
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811 Canary Drive
Charleston, S. C. 29414
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OFFICE HOURS
8am to 6pm (Monday through Friday)
Eastern Standard Time

CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY


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