Someone wrote me a check but left the legal line (i.e., the line where the check amount is spelled out with words) blank.
I tried to deposit it at the counter at my local Bank of America, and the teller said they won't accept it without the legal line filled out.
Most things I've read online say that the legal line shouldn't have to be filled out in order to deposit a check as long as everything else is complete (which it is). I'm tempted to try depositing the check through an ATM and hope it just goes through. Is that a bad idea?
Tracking down the person who wrote the check in order to get him to fill out the missing information has proven difficult, unfortunately.
The check is from a Bank of America account and the only account I have to deposit it into is also Bank of America, in case that matters. (In case it's not clear, I'm in the United States.)