cashing a check? i'll need your fingerprints...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i went to cash a $1,000 check at a customers bank. the teller requested my fingerprints. naturally i flipped, and made a huge scene. i explained that the last time someone took my fingerprints, well, things just didn't work out for me. anyone ever get asked to give a fingerprint to cash a check?
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    well that's what happens when you go into a bank in the middle of the summer wearing a ski mask......

    offer a urine sample instead.
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I notice on one of my payroll checks that I write to a employee, has his fingerprint on it.
  4. ofishil

    ofishil LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 123

    Happens to me all the time... Well for checks over 100 dollars or so.
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    bob-- their finger print stamp is for psychological purposes.

    it is to make people that have concerns about cashing checks think twice before scamming them and obviously it works.

    but it's no big deal because your finger prints are all over that check anyway. the paper is manufactured to be sensitive to fingerprint oils.

    it is a safety feature...much like signature line. ought to be depositing that check in YOUR account instead of leaving fingerprints at banks all over town.

    glad I could help.

    GEO :)
  6. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Comerica Bank has been requiring thumbprints for customers that do not have accounts with them for over 3 years now.
  7. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    Why would you cash a client check at THEIR bank? Why not deposit it into YOUR BUSINESS account at YOUR bank?

  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    LOL Ahh,...could you just make that out to me,.. my name is........
    or,...if you just got cash, that would be cool, too..........:eek:
    People do this, so in case they're audited, and their account gets audited, there is no trace of this money. It's real hard to find.
  9. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    It happens to me at one bank i go to ,no big deal im not doing anything illegal.
  10. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    occassionally I'll cash checks at their bank if I'm worried about the check being returned.

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