Prevention

The Check Enforcement Program puts a significant emphasis on preventing bad checks. The first line of defense against bad checks is the merchant and the person who accepts the checks.

The program provides information for merchants to help them identify and avoid bad checks in the first place.
These elements are part of the merchant’s Bad Check Protection Kit, available - at no cost - when you register with the Check Enforcement Program.

Merchant SignsCash Register Signs
Display this sign to deter check writers who might be tempted to knowingly pass a bad check. The sign also states your intentions and support for the Check Enforcement Program.
Merchant GuidelinesGuidelines Brochure helpful information about identifying and submitting a bad check to the Check Enforcement Program Merchant GuidelinesRegistration Form for protection through our Check Enforcement Program. You can also register on-line.