Travelers Advantage - The new check scam !
They mail you a check to your business for $9.95, looking like a typical customer payment from one of the online check writing facility. The check has a restrictive endorsement where you agree to charges to your credit card for Budget Car rental, who previously used your VISA card for a car rental.
How did Travel Advantage get my credit card information? They are owned by the same group as Budget car rentals.
I immediately put a credit hold on my VISA, never to do business with Budget again.
Case closed. Bye, bye Budget Car Rental!
Monetary Loss: $12.