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 Dishonored Check Protection Kit, available - at no cost - when you register with the Check Enforcement Program.

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RegistrationFormRegistration Form
Use this form to register for the program. Be sure to read the Agreement section to understand the requirements of the Program. You can also register on-line.
Registration formGuidelines
This free resource includes tips for handling and submitting checks to the Program as well as a sample letter to send to the check writer.
Merchant Signs

Cash 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.