As AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio continues our series on consumer’s rights in Georgia you are receiving information from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs. Consumers in Georgia should be aware that your signature is not always required for someone to draw money out of your bank account. Under banking law regarding “demand drafts,” merely giving out your checking account number may result in withdrawals being made from your account. Someone could issue a demand draft to your bank, claiming you authorized the withdrawal, and the bank may pay it even though it lacks your signature. You may not know this has happened until you receive your next statement.