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Old 04-05-2007, 11:16
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I want to send a cheque for a reasonable amount through the post. What is the best method to use that will reduce the possibility of some thieving postie running off with it?
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:17
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Registered post? They have to get a signature from the other end for it.
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:19
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To be honest, I don't think that a thieving postie would run off with it, and even if they did, couldn't do anything with it anyway.

Just send it Royal Mail Signed For, if you are worried though.
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:27
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Provided that the cheque is crossed you should be OK:

Can a cheque be paid into the account of someone other than the named payee?

If the cheque is crossed 'A/C payee' it can only be paid into the account of the named payee. The crossing cannot be deleted, nor can the cheque be transferred over to a third party.

If you are paying a cheque to a large organisation such as the Inland Revenue, do not make the cheque payable simply to that organisation. Add further details into the payee line (for example Inland Revenue re: J Jones, your reference xxyyzz). You should draw a line through any unused space on the cheque so unauthorised people cannot add extra numbers or names. (please see pdf leaflet on the right)
http://www.apacs.org.uk/resources_pu...cheques_7.html

Most cheques are now ready-printed with "A/C Payee" or "Account Payee" anyway. However, if your cheques aren't, you should add the crossing yourself.
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:30
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Thank you muchly......off to post office it is then
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:56
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You could just do a bank transfer or chaps payment.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:03
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Originally Posted by Purity
You could just do a bank transfer or chaps payment.
They charge for CHAPS
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:26
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Originally Posted by uchman365
They charge for CHAPS
20. But it's safe, and gets there immediately.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:30
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Originally Posted by Purity
20. But it's safe, and gets there immediately.
What if the OP was sending 20 or even 50?
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:31
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Hey
We wanted to send my partners neice and nephew some money at christmas either a cheque or actual notes and we wernt sure what way to send it, my partners father mentioned that whenever he sends money he also sends a little letter and wraps the letter around the note or the cheque! My partners neice and nephew where actually more pleased with the little letter as it was so personal!
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:34
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Originally Posted by uchman365
What if the OP was sending 20 or even 50?
Then it obviously wouldn't be worth it. But since the OP was asking for suggestions on sending a reasonable amount of money, it's perfectly reasonable to suggest a method they could do just that.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:50
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If you have access to telephone or internet banking you can do a bill payment
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Old 04-05-2007, 14:04
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Thanks for the advice. I have sent it recorded delivery.
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