SC Johnson Alerts Consumers To Fake Check Scam

May 9, 2008
Warns consumers not to provide bank information

SC Johnson updated their alert to the general public about a consumer scam involving fraudulent bank checks issued as a result of a supposed Consumers Reward Program.

On May 1, 2008, the company alerted the public to a scam that involves a letter to consumers notifying them that they have won a consumer reward prize, with a fake check attached. The letterhead is from "CONSUMER REWARD PROGRAM, MBT Financial Services, P.O. Box 9004, Buffalo, New York, 14201." The fraudulent checks are issued under the Johnson Bank name and include a fake signature of SC Johnson's Corporate Treasurer.

The company said they are now aware of another version of the letter which includes a fraudulent check issued under the SC Johnson name, with the same fake signature. This letterhead is from "Domino Financial Trust Inc, P.O. Box 914, Greensboro, VT, 19355-008."

In both instances, the letter states that the consumer has actually won significantly more (up to ten times more) than the face amount of the fraudulent check and asks the consumer to provide the writer of the letter with the consumer's banking information. SC Johnson is in no way affiliated with this activity, and we do not have a Consumer Rewards program.

Consumers who receive this scam should not provide their bank account information. If you believe you have been fraudulently requested to provide your personal bank account information, you should contact your local police department. The CBC said an official announcement is expected in July.

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