Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our February 2024 newsletter, we featured an article written by Alicia Betancourt, Extension Director, Is 2024 the End of the Paper Check?Picture1

"Imagine you mail a check to pay a bill, and someone stole it. The thieves altered it, cashed it, and cleaned out your account. If you catch it quickly, you can contact the bank and reverse the charges, but sometimes you can't. If the thieves cashed it through a second bank, you may have to wait weeks for that bank to             investigate. Most of us are not using checks regularly. But are you still making payments by mail to medical providers or insurance companies? Now is an excellent time to stop. According to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, check fraud tied to mail theft is up 30% nationwide. There are several types of check fraud."

  To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the February 2024 Newsletter!

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