Fraud alert: Fake American Express Travelers Cheques

Information has been received from American Express regarding the following:Counterfeit AMEX Travelers Cheques in $500 denominations are currently circulating in the Boston area. Retailers should be alert for cheques whose serial numbers are preceded by the letters GB. Retailers should also know that the counterfeit instruments will show the Gladiator on the left front of the cheque to be blurry. Also, the paper on which the instrument is printed may be of poor quality. If a retailer suspects that a counterfeit $500 cheque is being presented for transaction, they should call the AMEX 24 hour hot line at: 1-800-525-7641