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how to dispose of used check books?

 
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Hello Ranchers,

I would like to know a way to dispose of used check books. I do not have a shredder at home. so What is the effective way to dispose them?

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Trupti
 
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Burn them in the fireplace, then collect the ashes and bury them somewhere far from Bngalore. Anything less than that will be unsecure and will inevitably lead to a financial disaster.
 
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Originally posted by John Smith:
Burn them in the fireplace, then collect the ashes and bury them somewhere far from Bngalore. Anything less than that will be unsecure and will inevitably lead to a financial disaster.



John,
I stay 10000 miles away from Bgalore! :-)
 
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Jokes aside, I do recommend online banking that includes online bill paying. No checkbooks, no envelopes or stamps, no lost mail or missed payments, and you save money and time. For the other transactions, a debit card is just as good as a check (and even better). Hope you have these options available in your part of the world.
 
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Originally posted by John Smith:
Jokes aside, I do recommend online banking that includes online bill paying. No checkbooks, no envelopes or stamps, no lost mail or missed payments, and you save money and time. For the other transactions, a debit card is just as good as a check (and even better). Hope you have these options available in your part of the world.



John,

I live in US of A. I am aware of the things you have mentioned in your post. And I am using all of it. But these check books have been lying before I had opted for these services.

Thanks,
Trupti
[ February 23, 2006: Message edited by: trupti nigam ]
 
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Originally posted by John Smith:
Burn them in the fireplace, then collect the ashes and bury them somewhere far from Bngalore. Anything less than that will be unsecure and will inevitably lead to a financial disaster.



 
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Shredders are relatively cheap. Drop into your nearest Office Depot...
 
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Mail them to me after signing. I will shred it for you. I swear
 
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Mail them to me after signing. I will shred it for you. I swear





Well... you could send it to me as well.

 
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Originally posted by trupti nigam:

I would like to know a way to dispose of used check books. I do not have a shredder at home. so What is the effective way to dispose them?


Practical Way: Just scrape it by hand and throw in the dustbin.
CMM5 Level Way: Call to your bank and ask them to send user-manual for the same.
Developer Way: Post in the forum.
[ February 24, 2006: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
 
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Sorry if this is a silly question - what exactly is a 'used check book'? Are you talking about the stubs? If it is, and as long as you don�t write your PIN number of password into it, I don't see how it can be a major problem if your-friendly-neighborhood-thief gets hold of it!

If you have to get rid of it, I am sure you can think of many interesting ways to do it - open fire, compost bin, camp fires, etc..!
 
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Originally posted by John Smith:
Burn them in the fireplace, then collect the ashes and bury them somewhere far from Bngalore. Anything less than that will be unsecure and will inevitably lead to a financial disaster.



 
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If you live in rural India, you could have fed it to a stray donkey
 
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Mail them to me after signing. I will shred it for you. I swear


Give me your snail address, I will sure send mine.

Just curious what do u guys do with used check book???
 
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Originally posted by trupti nigam:


John,

I live in US of A. I am aware of the things you have mentioned in your post. And I am using all of it. But these check books have been lying before I had opted for these services.

Thanks,
Trupti

[ February 23, 2006: Message edited by: trupti nigam ]




Believe it or not, most banks will dispose of them. They either have the big crosscut (confetti) shredders or use a mobil document destroying company.
 
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