The Python Software Foundation has been receiving calls from banks and individuals that have received suspicious checks that are claimed to have been issued by the Foundation. These checks are usually related to fraudulent grant schemes wherein the recipient is instructed to cash the check and forward a portion of the funds, after which the balance of the grant would be sent.
The Python Software Foundation does not engage in or condone such schemes. Any checks related to such schemes are fraudulent and should NOT be cashed or deposited.
If you have any questions or wish to verify if a check is legitimate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number and a director or officer of the Foundation will call you back during business hours.