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Protect Checks

Tips for protecting your checks

  • Do not have your SSN, driver's license number or home phone number printed on checks.
  • If you have a post office box, use it on checks, so thieves won't know where you live.
  • Never allow merchants to write your SSN on your checks. In many states, it's illegal.
  • Pick up new checks at the bank, instead of having them mailed to you.