Checks are the payment method most often targeted by fraudsters. In 2016, 75 percent of organizations victimized by fraud experienced check fraud, an increase of 4 percent over 2015. More alarmingly, 30 percent of fraud cases occurred in small businesses, and 60 percent of those businesses didn’t recover their losses.
High Security checks are specifically designed with multiple layers of defense to protect against fraud. With modern copiers producing duplicates that rival originals, it’s easier than ever for fraudsters to copy and fake a business check. But Deluxe has been in the check business for over 100 years, and we’ve pioneered security technology that makes our High Security checks virtually impossible to copy.
Here are six ways our High Security checks work to prevent fraud:
1. Anti-copy technology
Proprietary technology compromises reproduction on the majority of commonly used copiers. Fraudsters will end up with a black or blank page, no matter the quality of the copier they use.
2. Safety hologram
Each check is hot stamped with a multi-dimensional seal that cannot be copied, as it contains embedded security features.
3. Thermochromic ink
Ink that disappears when heat is applied. Copied checks will not be able to replicate this feature.
4. True watermark
Watermark pressed into paper can be seen by holding the check up to a light source but cannot be reproduced by copiers or scanners.
5. Mobile remote deposit reminder
Track and date deposits made via mobile device to prevent depositing checks twice.
6. Built-in security
High Security checks feature a number of measures you can’t see, including chemically sensitive paper, a chemical-wash detection area, invisible fluorescent fibers and more.
Even in today’s increasingly digital business world, checks remain a top payment choice for many businesses. High Security checks from Deluxe can help you ensure your payments — from payroll to vendor bills — remain as secure from fraud as possible.