Prevent Repeat Offenders
If a person's check has bounced before, do not take another check. Make a list of bad check writers for your employees. We urge you not accept checks from persons who live or bank out of state. It is difficult to obtain bank records from another state. In addition, extradition from other states is extremely expensive, and sometimes declined in cases, such as Bad Checks, where public safety is not a concern.
Types of Identification
Instruct your employees to compare the photo with the check writer's real appearance. Hair color and weight can always change, but check the age, race and sex. Is the address on the license the same as on the check? If not, ask for the correct address. Is the license valid, or has it expired? Never accept an expired license.
State I.D. Cards
These contain photographs, but are easily attainable. They should never be used as sole identification.