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Old 04-07-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Has anyone made up new address labels to put on checks that have an old address? The checking account is active and I only used a few checks. They have an old address on them and I would like to make up address labels with a new address and stick them under my name. I may have to call the bank to see if that would be ok. Just wondering if anyone has done that.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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I would definitely call the bank first. The labels might make them catch on some of the machines or something.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
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I would think that would be a huge red flag for fraud....I'd bite the bullet and just get some new checks.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:58 PM   #4
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We are on our 3rd address since we moved out here and I'm still working on the original box of checks. I simply cross out the old address and write in the new -- on the very rare occasions I actually have to write a check.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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When I worked in retail we had customers that did that all the time.

Just make sure you don't cover up the original so they can see that it is your name on the account.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:16 PM   #6
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I did what Nancy did...until I got married, then I just bought new ones...they dont seem to mind crossing out for an address, but think they would have frowned about crossing the name =)
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:16 PM   #7
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I would think that would be a huge red flag for fraud....I'd bite the bullet and just get some new checks.
I agree. I bet most banks would not allow that.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:28 AM   #8
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I used my old checks for well over a year after my address changed. No one asked, and I didn't tell. Most checks are electronically transfered like an atm transaction. The merchant/vendor doesn't care about your address as long as the account is good and you ID matches.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:07 AM   #9
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I used my old checks for well over a year after my address changed. No one asked, and I didn't tell. Most checks are electronically transfered like an atm transaction. The merchant/vendor doesn't care about your address as long as the account is good and you ID matches.

Ditto. Everything is done electronically. The address that is on the check is not important - it's the routing and account number that is. Most banks supply free checks (ugly ones but, free).
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To be honest, I've never seen that done and would be inclined to not accept it.......still I've a friend who once wrote a check on a blank sheet of paper and his bank accepted it .

I barely physically write checks anymore.. electronic payments have become my friend.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #11
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I have done it with counter checks when I ran out of my regular checks and they were on order. No problem with them. Of course business won't accept counter checks. But i used them to make payments by mail and at small local places where they know me. No problem with them.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:47 AM   #12
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I used to take the sticky labels and cut out the address part and very carefully fit it over the old address. Or cross it out and write it in. It doesn't really matter anymore like people are saying.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:56 AM   #13
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My bank says cross it out and put new address.
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