SAFEChecks, “The Check Fraud Specialists” manufactures the finest high security checks in America. We began in 1993 as a division of a Southern California business bank battling an epidemic of check fraud. Check fraud attempts at the bank had skyrocketed from $90,000 to $3,000,000 in just two years. Greg Litster, SAFEChecks' President, was then a Senior Vice President of the bank and was assigned responsibility for solving this crisis. At Mr. Litster’s recommendation, the bank hired Frank Abagnale as a consultant.
Mr. Abagnale’s first suggestions were for the bank’s customers to use high security checks and for the bank to use Positive Pay
. Reasonably priced high security checks did not exist at that time. Believing that companies of every size needed better protection from check fraud, Mr. Abagnale designed America’s first true high security check, the SAFECheck. Mr. Litster organized the SAFEChecks Division within the bank, and encouraged the bank’s customers to use these new checks. Over the next three years, fraud losses and fraud attempts dropped by 95%.
Mr. Litster acquired the SAFEChecks Division from the bank in 1997. SAFEChecks continues to be America’s leader in check fraud prevention. SAFEChecks offers many styles of high security business and personal checks, Positive Pay
software, secure check writing software
, envelopes, toner, and pressure seal equipment. Consulting and expert witness services, fraud seminars, and educational materials are also available.
Secure Ordering ProceduresSAFEChecks is the only check manufacturer that established and strictly follows Secure Ordering Procedures, to prevent unauthorized persons from ordering checks on your account.
- On every new order, we confirm that the name, account number, and shipping address on the order form match the information on file with the bank.
- Re-orders with change of shipping address are independently confirmed.
- Regular re-orders are confirmed with the company.
- While no program, policy or procedure is 100% foolproof, our Secure Ordering Procedures help prevent fraud attempts that might otherwise have been successful.