More Bad Checks Guidelines - "DOs and Don'ts"
Always ask for picture identification, preferably a Drivers License.
Compare person writing check with the picture on ID.
Compare signature on ID with signature on check.
Make sure checks are dated.
Never allow checks to be POST-DATED.
Never take partial payments.
The person/clerk accepting the check must obtain the following information and write it on the face of the check:
- License number or Social Security number
- Type of ID and State of issuance
- Expiration date of license
- Date of Birth
- Initials of person whom accepted the check
Do not allow check writer to put this information on the check; the person or clerk accepting check MUST obtain/write on face of check.EXAMPLE: