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Profile of a Bad Check Writer

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

Businesses that accepts checks as a form of payment without a check guarantee service should certainly concern themselves with the question, “Who writes bad checks?” These merchants want to avoid accepting bad checks, and they can decrease the likelihood of doing so by better understanding who’s writing them and which check writer characteristics should be monitored.

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Tags: Check Fraud

The Lifetime Value of One Declined Check at Your Auto Dealership

Posted by Sara Holt on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Many people prefer paying by check according to the 2016 Federal Reserve Payments Study. Checks declined by processing companies harm auto dealerships where losing a sale to just one declined check can have far-reaching consequences.

For example, one declined check for a downpayment could result in the loss of three sales equalling a total of $146,000 if several values are considered (see the below infographic).

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Tags: Check Fraud, Auto Dealerships

Choosing a Business Check Printing Provider for Security

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:32 AM

For most U.S. merchants, business checks remain the primary payment tool used in routine business transactions. Due to the constant threat of check fraud, it is crucial for owners of both new and established businesses to understand and identify the various forms of fraud. To better protect businesses, merchants may utilize the latest and most effective check security features offered by top business check printing providers.

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How Do I Prevent Returned Checks?

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Americans love figures of speech and proverbs, especially those expressing a level of wisdom assumed by the speaker. Some people say “shoulda coulda woulda” while others believe “almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades."

“Good night and good luck” was introduced by Londoners bidding farewell the night before 1940 Luftwaffe bombing raids, and later assimilated by American radio legend Edward R. Murrow. That sense of finality, however, was best captured by Benjamin Franklin: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

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Check Criminals Make Auto Dealer Check Acceptance Policies a Priority

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

In 2012, a Chicago area man plead guilty to writing twenty-four worthless checks to auto dealerships, including ones in Illinois and Wisconsin that lost over $70,000. And he's at it again. 

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Tags: Check Fraud, Auto Dealerships

The Cost of One Bad Check

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

The Cost of One Bad Check

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The Best Way to Handle the “Stop Payment” Risk

Posted by Kevin Walli on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

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2 Check Fraud Methods Eating Away at Merchant Profits

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Have you ever been frustrated to get a red-alert email or call from your bank warning you of credit card fraud? I have, and while I am grateful for the precautionary steps the bank took in order to protect my account, it’s frustrating at the same time. First, because I was the victim of fraud. And second, because when they issue me a replacement card I have to re-save the new card information with all the online merchants I do business with.

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Fake Check Challenge by CrossCheck - Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

Posted by Kevin Walli on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

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:

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The Top 10 Tips to Spot Fake Checks

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

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