I logged in to my Bank of America online bank account today (6/14/07) only to find an unusual check posted to my account. The amount was for $99.75 and the check number was #30000 (way out of range).
I "viewed" the check only to find it was an obvious electronically generated check with my name PRINTED in the signature area.
My address in the upper-left-hand corner was INCORRECT. It just said "Hartford, CT 06115" under my full name.
The check was pay to the order of: "Intabill".
The Memo said: "Monthly Sub - Jan-May"
The Date was "6/11/2007"
I Googled "Intabill" and found this report: http://www.usaconsumercomplaints.com/reports/0/253/RipOff0253414.htm
with this Rebuttal: http://www.usaconsumercomplaints.com/reports/0/253/RipOff0253414.htm#239550
I immediately call Bank of America (BOA), and they said I was in time for them to "refuse" payment. They also informed me that I should change bank accounts because "Intabill" will try to charge me again.
BOA also indicated that this happening a lot recently and that they're adding "Intabill" to their "bad list".
This is a major inconvenience to me because of my direct deposit and all my bill paying I use this account for. It's going to be quite a hassle to change over.
I'm also concerned about security and how my name and bank account was captured by either "Intabill" or the imposters.
BOA claims that it is not a problem on their end. I wonder, though. Anyone getting this problem at other banks?