Fictitious Financial Instruments

Fictitious financial instruments are fraudulent, typically check-like documents that purport to transfer a sum of money like a check or money order. They are frequently created by adherents of the anti-government extremist sovereign citizen movement and used for a variety of purposes ranging from purchasing luxury automobiles to defrauding desperate homeowners facing foreclosure. Although some of these instruments look very realistic, most contain stylistic or linguistic identifiers that are common to the sovereign citizen movement.

This database provides an overview of many of the terms and individuals used by or associated with movements and groups that subscribe to and/or promote extremist or hateful ideologies.