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bad check

A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of bad checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
See also: bad, check
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The legislation, Senate Bill 525, includes collecting restitution for bad checks with the broader practice of collecting debt, and Gardner believes that puts bad check restitution under the Fair Debt Collection Act.
They said with the new procedures, to be implemented soon, there would not be any need for court sessions to listen to the complaints of those who receive bad checks.
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He added that due to the efforts of SIMAH, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and the Ministry of Interior, the number of bad checks issued in the Kingdom has been reduced.
13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wachovia launched two new products today through Wachovia Business Online (WBO) -- Online Deposits and Bad Check Recovery -- to provide small businesses with cash management services on par with those available to most large regional and national businesses.
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But things soon will get a little hotter for bad check writers under a new Check Enforcement Program intended to thwart bad check writing, return more money to victims and reduce the cost of prosecution.
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The company allegedly sends letters to consumers demanding payment and threatening to put the consumer on a bad check list to be accessed by creditors.
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24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago law firm of Edelman, Combs & Latturner has filed a class action lawsuit under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against a local collection law firm for attempting to use the Illinois bad check laws to collect checks issued in connection with "payday loans.