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Check Cashing Precautions

  • Only accept local checks with current names and addresses printed on them.
  • Examine each check closely. Do not accept checks with any alterations.
  • Only accept payroll or government checks when you know the person or verify the check.
  • Do not cash checks for more than the actual purchase.
  • Do not accept postdated checks.
  • Do not accept two-or-more party checks.