The following checks are not accepted:
- Counter Check – A non-personalized, non-encoded check that is available at most banks.
- Start Check – A non-personalized check that a person received from a bank when they establish a new checking account. These are for the person’s use prior to receiving encoded checks from the bank.
- Third Party Check – A check made payable to a person or organization other than the one accepting or cashing the check (for example, a paycheck).
- Foreign Check – A check written on a foreign bank not specifically prepared as U.S. currency.