Indorsing Checks Etc

When depositing checks, drafts, etc., see that they are dated properly

and that the written amounts and figures correspond. The proper way to

indorse a check or draft--this also applies to notes and other

negotiable paper--is to write your name upon the back about one inch

from the top. The proper end may be determined in this way: As you read

the check, holding one end in each hand, draw the right hand toward you,

and turn the check over. The end which is then farthest from you is the

top. If, however, the check, draft or note has already been indorsed by

another person, you should write your name directly under the other

indorsement, even if that is on the wrong end. If your own name on the

face of the check, draft or note is misspelled, or has the wrong

initials, but if the paper is clearly intended for you, you should first

write your name as it appears on the face, and under it your regular

signature. You should indorse every check you deposit, even though it be

payable to bearer.

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