Someone recently forged my signature and used that to withdraw money from my account.
I already called the bank (Chase) and they put a restriction on that account and open a new account for me. They have issued me a credit against the forged check, but I am still worried.
- This person clearly has my routing and account information
- He could still write fraudulent checks in my name to merchants or individuals
- I have asked Chase if there is a way for them to inform check verification services such as Tele-Check and EWS (Early Warning) to put a flag with checks associated with the compromised account number. Dealing with Chase is extremely frustrating. I keep getting bounced between different departments and still haven't received an answer to this question. There must be a way to do this. If Chase is unwilling to do this, how can I do this myself
- What else should I be doing to protect myself in this situation?