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    Commercial Fraud - Check Cashing Precautions

    • · Accept only local checks with the current names and addresses printed on them.
    • · Does the check have a low number or no printed number? About 90% of bad checks are drawn on new accounts.
    • · Does the word amount match the number amount? Examine checks closely and don’t accept any with alterations.
    • · Accept only payroll or government checks when you know the person or can verify the check.
    • · Don’t accept postdated checks.
    • · Don’t accept two or more party checks.


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