Fraudulent Cashier's Checks: Best Practices for Avoiding Losses

Learn about the unique risk cashier's checks pose to banks and the best practices for limiting losses when processing these transactions.

Thursday, September 26th, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Terri D. Thomas
2.4 APRP Credits
$299.00 or 1 Token

Includes: Live Access, 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

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According to FinCEN in 2022, the banking industry saw an 84% increase in check fraud totaling in excess of $34.4 billion. Counterfeit and altered cashier’s checks were behind many of these frauds.

Learn why cashier’s checks pose a significant risk to banks and the best practices for limiting losses on these items.

What You'll Learn

  • The unique dilemma cashier’s checks pose to banks
  • The factors that create a “Holder in Due Course” and why this status is important to cashier’s checks
  • Why stop payments are virtually impossible to place on cashier’s checks
  • When and how to use a Declaration of Loss affidavit
  • The difference between counterfeit and altered cashier’s checks and why it matters
  • Tips for processing cashier’s checks in order to avoid losses"

Who Should Attend

Tellers, Teller Supervisors, Customer Service Representatives, New Accounts Personnel, Branch Managers, Security Officers, Fraud Investigators, Fraud Examiners, and Bank Attorneys will benefit from this webinar.

Terri D. Thomas

Instructor Bio

Terri D. Thomas, JD is the Director of the Kansas Bankers Association Legal Department, which specializes in providing compliance and legal assistance to Kansas banks.

Terri has worked with financial institutions for over thirty-nine years in various capacities. Most notably, she served for fourteen years as in-house legal counsel and trust officer for Bank of America and its Kansas predecessors. She has also served as a trust department manager and branch manager.

Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas State University in 1985, Terri continued her education at Washburn University School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor in 1988. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas, and is a frequent seminar presenter for financial associations in the Midwest.

Continuing Education Credit Information

Fraudulent Cashier's Checks: Best Practices for Avoiding Losses has been approved for 2.4 APRP renewal credits by Nacha. Credits are redeemable for both Live and OnDemand viewing. For questions on certificates, please email support@oncourselearning.com. Certification holders must report these credits at Nacha.