HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS


 1. ASK FOR IDENTIFICATION!!!!
A Driver's License is a good form of identification. Make sure the name on the Driver's License is the same as the name on the check. Look at the picture. Is it the same person?

You must be able to identify the check writer in case of prosecution.

2. INITIAL THE CHECK.
We must know which employee took the check.

3. LIST THE FOLLOWING INFO ON THE CHECK:
Driver's License Number and State of Issuance
Date of Birth
Physical Description (height, weight, hair and eye color)
Place of employment (or phone number)

 

These procedures take a little extra time, but will make a big difference in our ability to serve you. You will also find the habitual bogus check writer will go somewhere that doesn't ask for I.D. It used to be said that statistically, checks with numbers below 300 were the majority of bad checks. However, a person can start their check numbers anywhere they want now. With this in mind some banks will print on the check the month and year that the account was opened. Be wary of new accounts.