The Python Software Foundation receives calls and emails from banks and individuals that receive suspicious checks claiming to have been issued by the Foundation. These checks are usually related to fraudulent 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 email and/or telephone number and a member of the Accounting Team will respond to you during business hours.