For your protection, please follow these five simple steps when accepting Visa Travellers Cheques.
Check the Visa Travellers Cheque(s) for the following security features:
- Paper - Feels like currency. A counterfeit cheque does not feel right - it feels smoother or thicker.
- Watermark - This should be visible on the front side of the cheque when the cheque is lifted to the light. A counterfeit cheque will not have a watermark on the front side or the watermark will appear on the back side of the cheque.
- Raised texture - A counterfeit cheque does not have this feature.
- Holographic thread - The current design contains a silver, metallic, shiny strip with the word ‘secure’ repeated. A counterfeit cheque has a dull strip.
Ensure that the presenter countersigns the cheque in the lower left corner in front of you.
Ensure that the signature and countersignature match.
If the cheque is already countersigned, ask the presenter to sign it again on the reverse side and ask for identification.
Ensure the amount presented is consistent with your normal business transactions.