My bank has sent me a check book. Apparently it is a standard feature of my account, included at no extra charge.
Odds are I am never going to write a check in my life. Due to dysgraphia, I have difficulty with my handwriting, and even if I could, merchants hate them.
Keeping the checkbook around just wastes space and opens me up to another avenue of vulnerability should it ever be stolen.
What should I do with the book?
- Throwing it out seems insecure.
- Shredding it is an option perhaps?
- Maybe I can just return it to the bank and say I don't want it?
To be clear this question is not about the practicalities of accessing facilities for shredding. But as to if that is even the right thing to do. (e.g. are there consequences of not being able to present my unused checkbook to the bank, if there is money stolen from my account.)