How do you Void a Check?

Sometimes you will be requested to provide a voided check. Two common reasons for this is; to provide your banking information in order to receive payments directly to your bank account, or verify you are who you say you are.

Steps to void a check.

You will need a blank check. Be sure no signature is on the check. Write VOID in large letters across the check, covering the sensitive areas. Alternatively, you can write VOID on the payee line, amount line, signature line, date line, and over the amount line.

Now, the check is voided, and can no longer be used to make payments.

Be careful with blank checks.

Take care to void your check correctly. Blank checks can be used by someone to steal your money.