How do I know if a check is good?

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How do I know if a check is good?

1. A complete name and address printed on the check.
2. The date is current.
3. There is a bank I.D. number.
4. The payee is you or your business.
5. The written dollar amount and numerical amount match.
6. The check has a bank name and address.
7. The check has a bank and account numbers printed on it.
8. There is a customer signature (signed while you watch).

Also, if you are a business:

1. Ask for a phone number if it is not printed on the check
2. Ask to see photo ID
3. Do not accept check from out-of –state banks

Jeff Reisig
Yolo County District Attorney
Check Division