How to Check American Express Traveller's Cheques

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If you're a small business owner, chances are you have received at least one American Express travellers cheque as payment. Even though these cheques are an accepted currency worldwide, you should know how to verify and check a travellers cheque's validity and authenticity. With the daily struggles facing small business owners, don't take a chance and risk losing money because of a fraudulent transaction. Use these easy steps to verify an American Express Travellers Cheque to ensure you get the money you are owed.

Skill level:
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  • American Express Travellers Cheque in question

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Compare the signature in the lower-left corner of the cheque to the original signature on the cheque in the upper-left corner. If the signatures match, the cheque is probably valid.

  2. 2

    Call 1-888-412-6945 in the United States to reach an American Express representative who can verify the cheque over the phone.

  3. 3

    Go to americanexpress.com/uk/tc/custservice.shtml if you are located outside the United States to search for your current location and corresponding customer service number to verify your cheque.

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