Insist that the cheque is signed in your presence. If it has been signed already, ask the customer to sign again.
unless you know the customer personally, always insist upon seeing photographic identification (for example a drivers licence or bank card).
Examine the cheque carefully for alterations, additions, erasures and crossings-out.
Checkall details thoroughly. Do the writtenand numerical amounts agree?
In the case of second party cheques, compare the signature of the payer with the payee. If the cheque is authentic, they will bedifferent.
THIRD-PARTY CHEQUES Do not accept.
SECOND CHEQUESBe wary of persons who attempt to cash a second cheque within a very short time of cashing their first.
Pay extra attention to cheques presented on a holiday ever orweekendwhen Banks will be closed for several days.
Be cautious of accepting cheques from persons under 21 years of age since they have no legal liability for debt.
Do not accept post-dated or out-dated cheques.
Only accept cheques for the exact amount of the purchase. Cheque forgers will frequently attempt to tender cheques for a sum greater than the purchase price and pocket the difference.