[Novalug] check printing software for linux?
djr1952 at hotpop.com
Sun Dec 9 19:24:56 EST 2007
On Sun, 2007-12-09 at 18:25 -0500, Wayne Dernoncourt wrote:
> greg pryzby
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> > you don't need that ink. Only your bank can tell u if that
> > is a requirement. And since you can print checks from
> > Quicken for years (decade+) when the ink wasn't available
> > to the masses easily, it isn't a requirement.
> > However, the check printing companies want you to believe
> > it is.
> > Of course, YMMV
> I learn something new - that's terrific. I heard about a scam
> once where the perpetrator printed a check one number, cashed
> but somehow printed a different bank number on the check with
> magnetic ink (??almost clear??). The scammer cashed the
> check(?s?), the check went round and round amongst the bank
> clearing houses until someone manually stopped it and looked
> at the check closer.
Yep that one version of the Legend here is another
As for "A check is a check -- whatever it's printed on"
In fact, a check doesn't necessarily have to be written on paper. There
are legends, probably apocryphal, of checks written on the backs of
shirts (by tax protesters) and on watermelon rinds (by goodness knows
whom -- maybe madcap farmers), even on skin. If they were written in the
right format, they could be cashed.
"It has to contain certain features, and it can be written on anything,"
says Brian Black, managing director of operations and technology for the
Bank Administration Institute. "As long as it has the elements, the
surface doesn't make a difference. A check is an order to pay someone,
that's all it is.
Don E. Groves, Jr.
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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But I repeat myself.
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