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Can You Buy Traveler's Checks with a Credit Card?

American Express - Travelers Checks, Retrieved February 16, 2011 from https://www212.americanexpress.com/dsmlive/dsm/dom/us/en/personal/cardmember/additionalproductsandservices/giftcardsandtravelerscheques/travelerschequesandforeigncurrency.do?vgnextoid=6d17fc671492a110VgnVCM100000defaad94RCRD

Fox News - "Travelers Checks Decline in Use", April 8, 2010, Retrieved February 16, 2011 from http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2010/04/08/travelers-checks-decline-use/

How Do Check Cashing Services Work?

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; "Alternative Financial Services: A Primer," found at: www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/quarterly/2009_vol3_1/FDIC140_QuarterlyVol3No1_AFS_FINAL.pdf

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC Law, Regulations, Related Acts, 6500; www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-3235.html

Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks; US dept. of the treasury; FAQs, Answers about Cashing Checks
http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/faqs/banking_check_cashing.html

Division of Finance and Corporate Securities (DFCS), Check-Cashing Businesses - Licensing and Fee Limits; Oregon Revised Statutes 697.500 to 697.555; found at:
http://dfcs.oregon.gov/checkcashing.html   

How Do Traveler's Checks Work?

"FAQs." American Express Travelers Checks. American Express, n.d. Web. 25 June 2010. www.americanexpress.com/uk/tc/faqs.shtml#3.

"MRA - Spotting Fake Travelers Checks." Michigan Retailers Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.retailers.com/eduandevents/ask/asktravelerschecks.html. 

How Long Is a Check Good For?

"Uniform Commercial Code Act." Cornell University Law School. Cornell University, n.d. Web. 25 June 2010. www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/4/article4.htm#s4-111. 

" FDIC Law, Regulations, Related Acts - Consumer Protection ." FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 June 2010. http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-3235.html. 

"Alternative Financial Services: A Primer." FDIC. United States Department of Treasury, n.d. Web. 25 June 2010. www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/quarterly/2009_vol3_1/FDIC140_QuarterlyVol3No1_AFS_FINAL.pdf.    

How Long to Keep Cancelled Checks

"Publication 552 (02/2010), Recordkeeping for Individuals." Internal Revenue Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2010. <http://www.irs.gov/publications

"Keeping Family/Household Records." Federal Citizen Information Center: Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2010. http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/money/keeprecords/keeprecords.htm.

How to Cash Business Checks

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; "Alternative Financial Services: A Primer," found at: www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/quarterly/2009_vol3_1/FDIC140_QuarterlyVol3No1_AFS_FINAL.pdf

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC Law, Regulations, Related Acts, 6500; www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-3235.html

Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks; US dept. of the treasury; FAQs, Answers about Cashing Checks
http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/faqs/banking_check_cashing.html   

How to Deposit a Check

 "How to Write a Check." New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. New York State, n.d. Web. 25 June 2010. www.nyc.gov/html/ofe/html/save/write.shtml.

"Preparing Your Deposit." Wells Fargo Bank. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 June 2010. https://www.wellsfargo.com/checking/tour/deposits.

" Stolen Checks." Windcrest, TX - Official Website. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 June 2010. http://www.windcrest-tx.gov/index.aspx?nid=360.

How to Endorse a Check

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC Law, Regulations, Related Acts, 6500; www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-3235.html

Chase Manhattan Bank, Customer Service, 1-877-682-4273; http://www.chase.com/

Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks; US dept. of the treasury; FAQs, Answers about Cashing Checks
http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/faqs/banking_check_cashing.html   

How to Fill Out a Deposit Slip 

"Sample Deposit Slips." Education World. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2010. www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/TCM/pdfs/010810im.pdf .

"FDIC: Check Clearing for the 21st Century (Check 21 Act)." FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2010. http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/alerts/check21.html.

How to Get a Certified Check

"Certified Check Definition." Investopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2010. <www.investopedia.com/terms/

"Phone Call Scams to Watch Out For | Sweepstakes & Lottery Phone Fraud." Federal Trade Commission. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2010.

How to Read a Check

US Department of the Treasury, FAQs: Currency; found at: http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq/currency/legal-tender.shtml

Federal Deposit Insurance Company; FDIC Consumer News-Spring 2000; "Paper or Plastic," found at: http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnspr00/cvrstry.html

Bank of America, Customer Service; 1-800-432-1000; http://www.bankofamerica.com/

How to Sign Over a Check

"Third Party Check Definition." Business Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2010.

"Answers about Endorsing Checks from the OCC." Help and Frequently Asked Questions about National Banks from OCC's HelpWithMyBank.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2010. <http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/faqs/banking_endorsing.html>.

"Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Internet Crime Schemes." Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2010. http://www.ic3.gov/crimeschemes.aspx.

How to Wire Money

Federal Register/Vol. 72, No. 192/Thursday, October 4, 2007/Proposed Rules; found at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/reportforms/formsreview/RegGG_20071004_ifr.pdf

Federal Reserve; "A summary of the roundtable discussion on the role of wire transfers in making low-value payments," May 16, 2006; found at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/paymentsystems/lowvaluepay/lowvaluepayments.pdf

Western Union Consumer Services/FAQs; found at: http://www.westernunion.com/WUCOMWEB/staticMid.do?method=load&pagename=faqIndex   

How to Write a Check 

Federal Deposit Insurance Company; FDIC Consumer News-Spring 2000; "Paper or Plastic," found at: http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnspr00/cvrstry.html

US Department of the Treasury, FAQs: Currency; found at: http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq/currency/legal-tender.shtml

Bank of America, Customer Service; 1-800-432-1000; http://www.bankofamerica.com/

How to Write Dollar Amounts on Checks

US Department of the Treasury, FAQs: Currency; found at: http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq/currency/legal-tender.shtml

Federal Deposit Insurance Company, FDIC; "Check Services," found at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/paymentsystems/check_about.htm

Bank of America, Customer Service Department; 1-800-432-1000; found at: http://www.bankofamerica.com/

Stop Payment Electronic Payment

 "Stop Payment Answers from the OCC." Help and Frequently Asked Questions about National Banks from OCC's HelpWithMyBank.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2010. http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/faqs/banking_stop_payment.html.  

"Electronic Banking." Federal Trade Commission. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2010. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre14.shtm.

Stop Payment on a Check

"Dictionary of Bank Terms and Phrases, H-Z." Help and Frequently Asked Questions about National Banks from OCC's HelpWithMyBank.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2010. http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/dictionary/index2.html.  

"Dictionary of Bank Terms and Phrases, H-Z." Help and Frequently Asked Questions about National Banks from OCC's HelpWithMyBank.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2010. http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/dictionary/index2.html.  

"Frequently Asked Questions." Bank of America. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2010. www.bankofamerica.com/deposits/checksave/index.cfm?template=lc_faq_acct_info#question20.  

What Is a Bank Transit Routing Number?

"American Bankers Association Routing Number Administrative Board Routing Number Policy." American Bankers Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2010. www.aba.com/nr/rdonlyres/80466d2c-4225-11d4-aae6-00508b95258d/42901/policy.pdf.  

"FDIC: Check Clearing for the 21st Century (Check 21 Act)." FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2010. http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/alerts/check21.html.  

Where to Purchase Traveler's Checks

"Travelers Cheques Mean Peace of Mind." American Express. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 June 2011. https://www212.americanexpress.com

"Travelers Checks - Tips for newcomer to USA." Immihelp - Green card, visas, Visitor Medical Insurance. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 June 2011. http://www.immihelp.com/newcomer/travelers-checks.html.

"Financial Services: Travelers Checks - AAA." www.aaa.com redirect. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 June 2011. http://www.aaa.com/AAA_Travel/TravelMoney/traveler_check.htm

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