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Old 10-12-2012, 11:58 AM
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Customer Check has Company Name Wrong?

Does anybody know if it's a problem for the bank if a customer gets your company name wrong on a check? They will often write it to lawn service instead of lawn care or something but this one is totally f'd up. I know that for personal checks you're supposed to sign it as it is on the check incorrectly and then sign under it correctly. One of my customers must have been writing a batch of checks and off in La-La Land. They wrote it out to Gesner Oil Company. Last I knew I don't own an oil company, and if I did I don't think I'd be mowing lawns, lol. Also sometimes they're write it out to me personally but I deposit it in the business account anyway. Anyone know the protocol on this? It might vary bank-to-bank. I'm with Bank of America.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM
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I'd just explain to the customer the mistake, give them the benefit of doubt. and ask them to rewrite the check, as you can not accept it as a form of payment
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:05 PM
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I'd just explain to the customer the mistake, give them the benefit of doubt. and ask them to rewrite the check, as you can not accept it as a form of payment
Sound advise, mistakes do happen.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:06 PM
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Take it to the bank...
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:13 PM
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Actually on my way to the bank now. I'll point it out to them and let them decide. I'm bringing my self addressed payment envelope and a copy of my invoice along as well. The bank knows me well, been doing businesses with them for 30 years, but ultimately it comes down to their proof department.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:57 PM
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Head teller said it was OK.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:33 PM
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Head teller said it was OK.
Happens all the time with us. I don't even say anything anymore just deposit them. Never had one returned or questioned.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:08 PM
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Mine doesn't care. I've had my full company name, them Jims lawn service and Jims lawn care. Still went through. Only time is if you have board of member need to endorse a check and one forgets or something like that its a problem
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:29 PM
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Send her on thru. Bury it in the stack of checks when you take to the bank.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:46 PM
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I've had that happen a few times over the years. I just endorse them as they are made out and deposit...never had a problem.
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