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Found expired check issued by title company to settle balance from 6 years ago

I purchased a home 6 years ago and the title company sent me a large packet of documents related to closing with a small check buried deep inside it. I did not notice the check until now. It's only $...
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Can you restrict the payee and amount of a blank check? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to allow John Smith to spend up to $30 out of my checking account at McDonald's at any point in the future (but only one time). If I write a check payable to McDonald's and sign it, but ...
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How can I write a check with no exact amount but with an upper bound in the United States?

I live in the United States. I'd like to write a check to someone. I don't know the exact amount yet but I do know the upper bound. How can I write a check with no exact amount but with an upper ...
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What should I write above the Endorsement line on the back of a cheque, to prevent the Payee from Assigning or Endorsing it to someone else?

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 ...
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If I wrote "for deposit only:" on the back of a check, then crossed it out can I cash it at WalMart?

I received my state refund I tried mobile deposit with my bank but it wont take it because it is to me and my wife. I already wrote "for deposit only on the back". If I were to take it to ...
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Mistakenly wrote "$" in the numeric section of check

When filling a check, I wrote the numeric value correctly. However, I wrote "$" before the numeric value (while the check itself has "$" symbol printed at the beginning of the ...
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Can I have someone else cash the stimulus check in my account?

I have received my stimulus , but I'm living abroad. So it's been very hard to cash the check. A friend of mine is visiting, would it be possible for that person to take the check and deposit at a ...
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Tax on cheques that are yet to be encashed

I have a cheque issued with a date 20/01/2021 and validity of 3 months. I forgot to encash it and now the cheque is expired. I want to know if I need to identify this as a source on income for the ...
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What is the smallest width a US check can be?

From googling, I understand that checks need to have 8 things in them; Bank Name, Customer Name, Date, Amount in Numbers & Words, Signature Mark, MICR Routing & Account info line. Most of the ...
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Give third party check to charitable org?

I got a small stipend as a check for a focus group thing, $125. I don't want to deal with the taxes, etc. Can I just endorse the check, hand it to, say, the food bank, and pretend I never saw that ...
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How to cash a check made out to myself but without my name on it?

I was the executor of a family member's estate starting starting 7 years ago. The estate was closed on the order of 3-4 years ago, and so the estate bank account has also been closed for that many ...
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Cash check in France and have the money wired to the US

The title says it all. I received my stimulus check (some time ago). As an expat, I have a US bank account open, so I would need to have some bank in France cash the check and then wire the money over ...
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Received a check in the mail, realized a day after depositing it that it was a fake

About a week and a half ago, I received a check in the mail. I stupidly deposited it and contact my bank, the fraud department and signed papers a day after doing so. I am receiving few answers from ...
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Receiving Check via Mail for goods being sold [closed]

I recently open an online shop and I was just wondering about the different payment methods that are considered to be the safest on a business standpoint. Today I received one customer interested in ...
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Compliance issue with casino winning check

I received a check from a on-line casino from Canada. I took it to my bank to cash and they sent it to collections. After about 2 1/2 weeks they sent it back saying compliance issue. What does that ...
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Is it ok throw away my unused checks for one of my bank accounts?

When I opened my Bank of America account years ago, I was given >50 checks. So far I've only made 2 checks. Therefore, I'd like to dispose of all my checks except for a few ones, to reduce the ...
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What is the name for the bank a check is written against?

I'm drafting a contract and want it to say that payment will be made by (among other ways) checks from a US bank (not from banks in other countries). What's the correct way to refer to the bank that a ...
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Can I deposit a check into my account if it is not signed on the right hand side?

I have a check made out to me by my son but he did not sign the check on the right side. Can I deposit it into my account? I plan to endorse the check on the back.
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Can I use a stamp to make mobile deposits for my LLC?

I have an LLC called "MrPeanut LLC." I am currently depositing all checks with a signed endorsement via my bank's mobile app as such: John A. Smith, Managing Member For mobile deposit to ...
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Is a check paid to me still cashable despite mistakenly writing a bank's name on the back and checking the box for 'mobile/remote deposit'?

I received a check for settlement money. Due to how long it took to receive the check, I need to be able to cash the one I have now, if possible. I naively wrote the name of my bank for PayPal, ...
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Authorization for someone to cash a government check issued to me while I am residing abroad

I live in Sweden. I was issued a check from the US Government but Swedish banks do not honour foreign checks ... and the US Government refuses to put the amount directly into my Swedish account. If I ...
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My landlord claims I didn't pay rent even though I can prove I did - What can I do? [closed]

I got a letter from my landlord saying I missed 3 month rent. The letter said if I do not pay those 3 month rent in cash, she will take me to the court and evict me. I paid rent every month and never ...
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Do Checks expire? [duplicate]

Ok, so I have looked this question up and gotten scrambled answers and I dont know what is right. I just got a paycheck from catering a wedding and I dont know if it would expire or if I can hold onto ...
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Is this check safe to deposit?

About 5 years ago, I participated in an educational training program. Recently, they sent me an envelope with a check for $300 in the mail. There was no explanation attached. The check looks okay, has ...
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In the US, is it normal to not include an electronic way to pay rent?

A property manager requires rent to be paid using check. Is it normal that rent cannot be paid using electronic methods such as a credit/debit card, or a bank transfer, or Paypal, or anything ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on a home warranty refund check?

I received a refund check from the home warranty service. Do I have to pay taxes for that. It a remediation check.
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Can minors withdraw check?

I want to send a gift - named check. The issuer is a US resident, sending from the US. The minor is a US non-resident, located in the US. Can I go to the bank, issue the check with the kid's name on ...
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Can I use an ATM to convert a cheque to money into my Revolut account?

I think the question in the title is clear enough. From here I understand it's not possible: Unfortunately we don't accept cash deposits or cheques to your Revolut account but I also read at the ...
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How do I get a 'copy of a cheque'?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do I get a copy of a cheque? I'm going through the process of encashment of some bonds which I received as inheritance, to do this I need to send over a ...
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Ryanair sent cheque instead of transfering money to the revolut account I used to pay - can I refuse the cheque and insist for the latter?

After a Ryanair flight cancellation and several e-mails, they've sent a cheque. Well, I have no physical bank account in UK and have no idea how to claim money from it; I have a Revolut account, the ...
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Can I convert a cheque to money in any bank? Is there a fee?

After a Ryanair flight cancellation and several e-mails, they've sent a cheque. Well, I have no physical bank account in UK and have no idea how to claim money from a cheque. Plus, I suspect I will ...
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Why are cheques so insecure?

I was reading this question about fraud committed by printing and cashing checks and the thought occurred to me that is should be trivial to prevent such scams. There are many ways that this could be ...
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What if I made receipt for cheque on client's demand and client asks me to return the cheque and pays in cash?

My client gave me a cheque where I gave him the receipt for it's acknowledgement. Now my client tells me to return the cheque and is willing to pay with cash. How to edit the receipt or is there any ...
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Is it valid to write check without numeric amount but with words amount?

I sent out a personal check with only words spelling out the check amount but I forgot to fill in the numeric amount in the box. Will my check get cashed in this way ?
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Accidentally double cashed a check

I got a check for my rent for Jan 2021. I bank with Chime and I went to do a mobile deposit on 01/02/21. It said the funds wouldn't be available until 01/04/21 so I cancelled the deposit and just ...
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Undated cheque was given by client but client asks me continually not to deposit it

I received a cheque 3 months ago, which my client gave me to start a project and there's no date on the cheque. My client told me to ask him before depositing the cheque. The cheque was advance ...
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What do i do about a loan check, received in the mail, being cashed by someone other than myself?

I don't know how to resolve this with my name upheld and all monies intact. I recently was approved for a small personal loan. This is the first time I've ever gotten a loan. I received a check for $...
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Chase closed my account and is asking me to confirm the validity of my deposits. How can they do this?

Chase closed my checking account without any explanation at the end of August. When I contacted my branch in person, they were told over the phone from the main offices that I would receive a check of ...
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Am I eligible for the stimulus check, and if so, why haven't I received it?

In 2018, I was claimed by my parent on their tax return. But in 2019, after I graduated from college, I filed my taxes with a single status and made about $28K. My parent did NOT claim me in 2019. Am ...
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Why can't I deposit a check from the drawer's bank to the payee's bank *at* the drawer's bank?

Let's say my name is Bob, and I have an account with Bank B. I have a friend named Alice who's paying me back for something, and her bank is Bank A. She issues me a check with my name on it, signs it, ...
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Landlord cashed cheque from government rent support and said he didn’t receive it

A legal question as a tenant in Alberta, Canada: Over Covid my fiancé qualified for some rent support. They sent three supplement cheques directly to our landlord. He said he only received two, but we ...
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The Netherlands check us-dollar

My son (Dutch nationality) studied at MIT in LA (1994-1997) when he was robbed and molested in his apartment. The criminal has been sentenced to 2 life sentences (because of murder cases as well) and ...
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Can I cash my son's cheques?

My son got a cheque from the Canadian government, but he lost his ID. Instead of taking the cheque to Money Mart which charges a lot of money when they cash cheques, he signed it over to me, I signed ...
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Two names on check

so i don't understand the check I got. On the "pay to the order of" section, it writes my school's name. But on the "for" section it writes my name. So can I deposit this check to ...
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Depositing a check with both wife's and my name into my sole account

Not thinking, I deposited a check written out to both my wife and me into my sole account. The check seems to have cleared and it has been a few days since then. The check said "and" between ...
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If a check is written out to me, can I come with my boyfriend to have it deposited into his bank account?

We got a refund check and the dealership had put my name on the check. However, we need the money to go to my boyfriend's account. If I go up to the bank with him and explain that I want this check ...
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Is a check without cents in the spelling line valid?

I wrote a check for $450.00. In the number box I put the amount $450.00 exactly. In the spelled number line I put Four Hundred and Fifty. I did not include the cents fraction in the spelling. Is the ...
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Cashing in American check in non-supported country [closed]

In more and more countries there are no companies dealing with American checks anymore. I'm stuck in one of these unable to travel abroad in the near feature due to the pandemic. How can I cash in my ...
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CouponCabin cash back security "unnatural activity"

I wonder if someone/anyone can help me out with an issue that's been increasing in recent months. I've been using CouponCabin for almost 2 years (it's another Ebates/Rakuten) without any payments ...
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Print out check from personal computer

For the first time in my life, I have a personal checking account but no paper checks. I have been burned multiple times due to ACH fraud and want to avoid having any thing to do with this 20th ...
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