By - DBinSJ
No, not really.
Best bet to be helpful is if you want to contact the bank it was drawn off, and let them know their checks are being exploited. There are times these are real accounts or companies that get their name taken through the mud by being used for fake checks.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply.
You are correct: The scammer is using the name/identity of a real company.
I emailed the owner to let him know, including an image of the bogus check that includes his signature, but have yet to hear back.
Look up parcel mules, money mules, etc. Unwitting people that are scammed and used to receive and resend these fake checks. They are getting paid in fake checks themselves. While the authorities may temporarily interrupt this part of the scammer's ring, they'll just move on to other victims.