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Legend

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

Hi chuk,

I have an interesting story to tell you about the spelling of cheque vs. check.

Several years ago, a friend in South Carolina, who invested in Canadian and American stocks, sent me the actual cheque that he had received from a Canadian company. He sent it because he did not recognize the company as being part of his portfolio. Since it was for a substantial amount, he wanted to know if it was legitimate or not, so he sent it to me for further investigation. The cheque looked perfect, its feeling was that of a legitimate cheque, there was nothing to indicate that it was bogus except for the fact that there was a warning on the back of the cheque about how to spot a fraudulent cheque. Unfortunately for the fraudsters, they spelled cheque as check, which clearly indicated that it could not have come from the Canadian company. Just to make sure, I called the bank, and they told me that the account was legitimate, but that rubber cheques were being written on that account.

So, when it came to cheque vs. check, the American spelling was the blatant sign that the cheque was bogus.

LOL @ the fraudsters!
Mayor / Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

@Martin, If the Cheque on the Right is Correct, and the Check on the Left is False, How you Cheque the Check for its credentials so that its not Checking you out on Cheque-day?

Legend

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

makkahn28,

I don't understand your play on words. I therefore cannot answer it.
Mayor / Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

Just me Making an Old-fashioned Joke

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.


@Martin wrote:
Hi chuk,

I have an interesting story to tell you about the spelling of cheque vs. check.

Several years ago, a friend in South Carolina, who invested in Canadian and American stocks, sent me the actual cheque that he had received from a Canadian company. He sent it because he did not recognize the company as being part of his portfolio. Since it was for a substantial amount, he wanted to know if it was legitimate or not, so he sent it to me for further investigation. The cheque looked perfect, its feeling was that of a legitimate cheque, there was nothing to indicate that it was bogus except for the fact that there was a warning on the back of the cheque about how to spot a fraudulent cheque. Unfortunately for the fraudsters, they spelled cheque as check, which clearly indicated that it could not have come from the Canadian company. Just to make sure, I called the bank, and they told me that the account was legitimate, but that rubber cheques were being written on that account.

So, when it came to cheque vs. check, the American spelling was the blatant sign that the cheque was bogus.

@LOL @ the fraudsters!

I would have also immediately noted something like that, also you being an ex cop probably played a Role in your judgment but a normal person wouldn't have noticed something like that. Nonetheless Funny Story.