I need to forestall the payee from assigning or endorsing — are these the correct legal terms? — my cheque to someone else. For example, I shall forfend my real estate agent or car salesman from assigning my cheque to someone else. Why? I have read so many lawsuits and cases where shifty agents or salesmen abuse and defraud cheques!
Should I write "Not Negotiable"? "No transfer allowed"?
"For Deposit Only" is wrong and doesn't answer my question — because this means that "the check must be deposited into the bearer's account, i.e., it can't be cashed; it doesn't mean the bearer must be the same person it's made out to".
I already know — and am NOT asking — about writing NOT NEGOTIABLE between two lines on the front. Your answer must describe what to write above Endorsement line! Even if meaningless, I must write something above Endorsement line, to forestall sly agents or salesmen from fraudulently writing something there!