The lights go down and the crowd goes wild. Striding up to the mic, dangling in the spotlight hitting the center of the ring, the MC looks around intently until the crowd quiets just a little, giving him his cue:
"In the blue corner," he begins, "hailing from parts unknown is YOU! Savvy, book smart and street wise, entrepreneurial, and a bare-knuckle business manager or owner, this is a fighter who doesn't take lightly to being slipped bogus paper. With his training at it's peak, and looking like he'll retain his title tonight, here's the ... Fake Check Slugger!"
You enter the ring and the crowd cheers maniacally. You shadow box for show before the MC continues:
"Annnnd in the red corner, hailing from check fraudsters all around the country, tonight's challenger is 10 FAKE CHECKS! Washed, kited, smudged, mismatching, unsigned, even one from a Nigerian Prince, this terrible 10 looks to upset the heavyweight champion of personal finance and business cash flow. They must break you!"
"Now touch gloves and go to your corners."
Ding ... Ding ... Ding! Let's Get It On! Or, if you prefer MMA, It's Time!
So, what's wrong with each of these checks? (Answers at the end)
Fake Check #1
Check #2 - Check #'s in upper right hand corner and MICR line don't match