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I probably should have billed him first, and sent him the report once I got the check. That's extremely obvious, which I didn't think of until I saw your post.

When we were first getting started we got cheated twice. That cured my faith in human nature. Since then it's been "In God we trust all others pay cash."

I have a sign up in my store that reads: "No Checks Or IOU's -- Yes They Are The Same Thing!" I've had several people comment on how true it is.

I realize that not all businesses can run on a Cash Only basis (Even I take a few checks from people I know.) but from what you said here it would seem waiting for the check to clear should/would be the way to go.

I don't know about where y'all are, but here the local DA won't even bother with a bum check for less than $1000 and if you ride them they may eventually send a letter.

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