I wrote a check and put the amount in the pay to order spot. Can I just mark it out, put the name in the spot and finish writing the check?


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You really shouldn’t be crossing anything out on a check. Banks will generally not accept a check with words or numbers crossed out.

Instead, if you make a mistake writing a check you can void the check by writing “VOID” in big letters across the check, and write a new one.

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    @USER_8675309 Would you also salt it and run it through with a wooden stake? Apr 23, 2018 at 23:17
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    @Acccumulation I would! Cheques are an undead abomination from the old country. Apr 23, 2018 at 23:35
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    @Joshua Ah Yes! The ACH is also an undead abomination from the old country. Apr 24, 2018 at 1:53
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    Can't believe people are still using cheques in 2018! Here in Switzerland they were phased out years ago. If you happen to have a cheque from some foreign land, there is only one bank in the entire country that can handle it - and the processing fee is $150! Apr 24, 2018 at 5:57
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    @9ilsdx9rvj0lo Yes but the processing fee is 7.5 camels!
    – ecc
    Apr 24, 2018 at 12:47

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