Fraudulent Check Scam

There are reports that fraudulent checks bearing “Wholesale Grocers Inc.” as the payer are being circulated throughout the country to unsuspecting individuals. These checks are often sent by carriers like FedEx or UPS, and will contain a set of instructions asking the recipient to cash the check and provide the sender with personal information.

These checks are fraudulent. If you receive one of these checks, do not cash it. Instead, you should report the mailing to one of the following agencies:


  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • Your state or local consumer protection agency