A. Check to see that the date is accurate.
This eliminates the possibility of receiving a postdated check.
B. Good Identification is essential to make a criminal case.
You MUST see a Driver's License or Texas Identification card.
- Ask if the current address and phone number is printed on the check.
- Record date of birth and driver's license or I.D.number on the check even if the number is printed on the face of the check.
- Compare signatures.
- Compare the photograph on the license or I.D. with the person passing the check.
- Request place of employment and phone number.
- Write your name or initials on the check as the receiver (to file a criminal complaint a witness is required).
- You many want to see a credit card or Social Security card in order to establish identity.
- On checks for large amounts, excuse yourself and contact the bank to determine the status of the account.
- When accepting a check that also involves a security deposit, late charge, etc., request two separate checks.
Be Cautious When:
- Check is from an out-of-state bank.
- Passer has a different ID than the one listed on the check.
- Statements by the passer that the check is not good.
- Checks not delivered in person.
- Checks given by minors on their parent's account.
- Spouse passing a check on the spouses account.
- Checks that are numbered in the low 100's.