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    Check Claims

    I Want To...

    I Want To... Report a Lost or Stolen Check

    Contact the paying agency and report the loss or theft. You will be sent information on the check claims process, including forms you must return for processing.

    After you have completed all the required steps, you can call and request and update of the status of your claim:

    1-855-868-0151

    Find Information About a Payment

    If you received a check or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) payment from Treasury and do not know why it was sent to you, the regional financial center (RFC) that sent the payment can provide more information. To determine which RFC to contact, select the type of payment and follow the instructions below.

    If the payment is a Treasury check: the city and state of the RFC are printed at the top center of the check. Once you have determined which RFC sent the payment- either Philadelphia or Kansas City - contact them to see which federal agency authorized the check.If the payment is an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) payment: the Company/Batch Header Record contains information about the payment in the form of codes and symbols. Match these to the following to determine what the symbols on your payment represent:

    Symbol Number

    Located in Field 3 - Company Name - of the Company/Batch Header Record. Each Symbol Number corresponds to a RFC:

    220

    Austin Regional Financial Center (Austin, TX)

    310

    Kansas City Regional Financial Center (Kansas City, MO)

    303

    Philadelphia Regional Financial Center (Philadelphia, PA)

    Routing Number

    Located in Field 12 - Originating DFI Identification - of the Company/Batch Header Record.

    Sample Company/Batch Header Record

    The following is an example Company/Batch Header Record from an EFT payment, to illustrate the locations of the various numbers. Note: a ‘2’ in field 11 identifies the Originator as a federal government entity or agency.

    RFC Symbol Number:

    220 (Corresponding to Austin RFC)

    Routing Number:

    111036183 (Vendor/Miscellaneous Payments)

    Source : fiscal.treasury.gov

    Beware of the United States Treasury Check Scam

    If someone asks you to cash a U.S. Treasury check and send them part of the money, it is normally a scam. Read here to see the details.

    The new relief law is set to combat the economic crash related to COVID-19, and Americans expect to see stimulus checks in their mail boxes or bank accounts in the coming weeks.

    However, because many receive funds from the U.S. Treasury via check, there will inevitably be an uptick in check scams, as fraudsters hope to make extra cash. There are already fraudsters trying to scam people by sending out bad checks, as they print and send checks that look similar to the U.S. Treasury’s.

    Here are some helpful tips to help you understand what a check scam is and what security features the U.S. Treasury has implemented so that you can cash your check with ease.

    What is a Check Scam?

    According to the Federal Trade Commission, a fake check scam consists of an individual sending you a check for more money than you anticipated, and requesting that you send money back, usually via wire. The scammers typically explain away the over payment, but entice you to cash the check by avoiding taxes, fees or something similar.

    They anticipate you depositing the check and wiring the money quickly - too quickly to notice that the check may look odd. By the time the bank discovers the check is bad, the scammer is long gone with your money, and you’re left paying back the bank.

    Check scams have been around for a while, however, the FTC reports that there is a steady increase in scams over recent years, especially around tax season or when there are nation-wide checks being issued by the government.

    U.S. Treasury Check Security Features

    As you are on the lookout for check scams, the U.S. Treasury has built-in security features on their checks to help you decipher whether or not your check is fraudulent. Here are some things to look out for on a U.S. Treasury check, so that you can tell the difference between the real deal and a fake check.

    Example of U.S. Treasury Check

    Microprinting

    One thing to take note of on a U.S. Treasury check is microprinting, which are words printed so small they appear as a line. However, under a magnifying glass, the line is revealed to be tiny text that cannot be duplicated by an ordinary copier. When a check is counterfeit, this microprint will appear as a solid line or series of small dots. Currently, there are three areas microprinting is utilized: bottom line above the Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) line, signature line on the back of check, and on the garment of Lady Liberty.

    Example of Micriprinting

    Treasury Seal

    Another security feature of a U.S. Treasury check is the seal. The U.S. Treasury has a distinct seal, which states the “Bureau of Fiscal Services.” There is also an old seal that is still in rotation that states, “Financial Management Services.” Any other seal will expose the check to be fraudulent.

    Example of Treasury Seal

    Bleeding Ink

    The U.S. Treasury also instituted bleeding ink for the treasury seal. When moisture is applied to the seal, the ink will “bleed” red, proving that it is an authentic check from the U.S. Treasury.

    Example of Bleeding Ink on U.S. Treasury Seal

    Watermark

    Watermarks are another security feature the U.S. Treasury employs to ensure their checks are authentic. The watermark you can look out for reads “U.S. Treasury,” which is visible from the front and back of the check when held up to a light. The sheerness of this watermark makes it so that it cannot be reproduced by a copier. Any check you receive that does not have this distinct watermark is fraudulent.

    Example of Watermark on Treasury Checks

    Ultraviolet Overprinting

    For those that might have a black light, you can find ultraviolet overprinting on the right and left-hand side of the check. On the right is the United States eagle and on the left is four lines of “FMS,” with the FMS seal bordering both sides.

    Example of Ultraviolet Overprinting

    When it comes to deciphering whether a check is fraudulent, relying on security features should be your first line of defense! These features are in place so that you can rest assured knowing that you are not depositing bad funds into your account.

    If you believe that you have come across a check that is fraudulent, contact the U.S. Department of Treasury. Remember: the government will never ask for a payment to be made in return or send a check for an amount greater than you are to receive. Checks will always come from the United States Treasury and not any other entity.

    Blackhawk Bank wants you and your family to stay safe and secure. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

    Author:

    Jessica Hendon

    VP Physical & Information Security

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    Source : www.blackhawkbank.com

    Solved: I received a check US Dept of Treasury, Bureau of fiscal service for about $700. I request direct deposit, should have been $4000. How do I learn what happened?

    Solved: I received a check US Dept of Treasury, Bureau of fiscal service for about $700. I request direct deposit, should have been $4000. How do I learn what

    sandie-stage New Member posted

    ‎June 1, 2019 11:21 AM

    last updated ‎June 01, 2019 11:21 AM

    I received a check US Dept of Treasury, Bureau of fiscal service for about $700. I request direct deposit, should have been $4000. How do I learn what happened?

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    0 15 47,450 Reply 1 Best answer xmasbaby0 Level 15

    ‎June 1, 2019 11:21 AM

    It sounds like your refund was offset by the Bureau of Fiscal Services for a debt you owed--either back taxes, child support or delinquent student loans.  The IRS will send you a letter of explanation in several weeks.

    To see back taxes owed

    https://www.irs.gov/uac/view-your-tax-account  NOTE: You can contact the IRS Treasury Offset Program Call Center at 1-800-304-3107 to ask if they have an offset for you on file. TurboTax would not have that information.

    **Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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    0 8 46,120 Reply 15 Replies xmasbaby0 Level 15

    ‎June 1, 2019 11:21 AM

    It sounds like your refund was offset by the Bureau of Fiscal Services for a debt you owed--either back taxes, child support or delinquent student loans.  The IRS will send you a letter of explanation in several weeks.

    To see back taxes owed

    https://www.irs.gov/uac/view-your-tax-account  NOTE: You can contact the IRS Treasury Offset Program Call Center at 1-800-304-3107 to ask if they have an offset for you on file. TurboTax would not have that information.

    **Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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    0 8 46,121 Reply janetfolmar New Member

    ‎June 8, 2020 12:01 PM

    i received a check us dept of treasury bureau of fiscal service in the amount of 14,172.00 can you tell me why

    0 1 41,940 Reply xmasbaby0 Level 15

    ‎June 8, 2020 12:07 PM

    @janetfolmar No, we cannot tell you why.  The Bureau of Fiscal Services does not provide any information about your tax return or tax refund to TurboTax.  Only the BFS can answer your questions.

    **Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

    0 41,934 Reply Bravebrowndog New Member

    ‎June 10, 2021 3:19 PM

    I got a check U S Treasury but don't know why.  I thought it was a refund of taxes taken from my unemployment  but it seems like more.  will we be getting a letter explaining?

    1 5 27,607 Reply Bravebrowndog New Member

    ‎June 10, 2021 3:22 PM

    Thanks 0 27,604 Reply Dipenyadav New Member

    ‎August 2, 2021 6:25 PM

    Hi @Bravebrowndog,

    By any chance, have you figured out what the payment was for?

    I am also in the same situation and wondering...

    Thank you 1 2 20,476 Reply Tamara O New Member

    ‎August 7, 2021 11:56 AM

    Hi,

    I received something in my informed delivery inbox from the post office website, but nothing arrived in my mailbox. I think it was an offset that was delivered, but I can’t get ahold of anyone to ask questions. Does anybody know of a phone number we can call for this?

    0 1 18,877 Reply xmasbaby0 Level 15

    ‎August 7, 2021 12:07 PM

    @Tamara O

    " I think it was an offset that was delivered"

    An offset is when the IRS or state takes money AWAY from your refund.   They send you a letter a few weeks later to explain why they reduced your refund.

    Only the IRS or state knows why they reduced your refund.  TurboTax never gets any information about offsets to your refund.

    To call the IRS:

    Listen to each menu before making the selection.

    First choose your language. Press 1 for English.

    Then do NOT choose the first choice re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.

    Instead, press 2 for "personal income tax".

    Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".

    Then press 3 "for all other questions."

    Then press 2 "for all other questions."  It should then transfer you to an agent.

    Only a small percentage of calls to the IRS are answered----the best time to try calling is first thing in the morning.

    **Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

    0 18,870 Reply sassie New Member

    ‎August 26, 2021 9:04 AM

    I would like to know if this is a valid check from the Treasury and why I have received it.

    0 1 14,023 Reply xmasbaby0 Level 15

    ‎August 26, 2021 9:42 AM

    @sassie No one at TurboTax can see your account or any of your information, and we do not know what "this" is--apparently  you received a check.   TurboTax does not get any information from the IRS after you file your tax return.   There have been some extra refunds sent for unemployment or for interest if it took a long time for the IRS to process your tax return.

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