December 16, 2011 4:46
12/27/11: Bank of Ann Arbor has been alerted that counterfeit checks appearing to be from Eastern Michigan University or Eastern Michigan University Foundation on a Bank of Ann Arbor account number ending with 20106 are in circulation again. These checks are counterfeit and bear the account numbers of a closed account. Scammers are attempting to purchase merchandise that people have for sale on services like Craig's List. Often the check is for an amount greater than the selling price of the item. Thieves ask the sellers to deposit the check sent (a bad check) and then have the seller send them back a check (a good check) for the difference. By the time the seller receives notification that the first check is a fraud, the thieves have cashed the second check.
If you receive a check from eastern Michigan University or Eastern Michigan University Foundation with an account number ending in 20106, do not attemp to cash, deposit or in any way negotiate it. It is counterfeit and will not be honored.