Crestwood, IL (PressExposure) July 16, 2008 -- There are check cards, check verification systems and scores of other methods used these day to help sway the tide of check fraud and forgery. But nothing can make a check more verifiable than the owner's picture on the check.
Thatâs exactly what Carousel Checks.com, an online provider of personal, business, computer, laser and bank checks worldwide, is providing with their new Custom Photo Personal Checks for consumer bank accounts.
âItâs hard enough to find a place that takes checks these days,â Andy Crim, president of CarouselChecks.com, said. âAt the very least, youâre going to be asked for a photo ID. What better way to provide proof that youâre âyouâ than checks with your picture on them?â
Customer Photo Personal Checks can be printed with any picture that the customer wants to put on the check. Many opt for recent photos of themselves. The customerâs face is printed in the center of the check, so that the proprietor accepting the check can plainly see if the person on the check is the same as the person who wrote the check.
Crim added that photos of any shape or size can be used for printing on the checks. Free photo retouching and cropping is provided in order to make the picture fit naturally and attractively on to the checks. Free proofs are also provided to the customer for approval before the checks are printed.
To order Customer Photo Personal Checks, the customer simply uploads a .jpg photo of the picture they want on their checks, along with order information. Upon receipt of the photo file and the order, the checks are ready for delivery in 2-3 days.
The printing staff at Carousel Checks then creates a check design using the photograph. The final design is emailed to the customer for approval. Once approved, the customer can expect to see their new checks in just a few days.
Carousel Checks was founded over 40 years ago by Crimâs parents as a traditional check printing company for banks around the country. When the internet made custom printing of checks a reality for many consumers, Carousel was one of the first companies to pursue the consumer end of the checks business.
Crim said that Custom Photo Online checks have proven very popular, particularly with older customers who are most likely to be victims of check and credit fraud.
âWhile younger people are moving toward an all check-card existence, the older generation still depends largely upon their checks,â Crim said. âCustomer Photo Personal Checks provide yet another level of security for the check writer. If youâre not the person on the check, the cashier is clearly going to wonder why youâre writing a check on another personâs account. â
Security is a prime concern for CarouselChecks.com. The company recently received online security verification from both GeoTrust and ControlScanTM, two of the countryâs most reputable online security companies.
âThatâs sort of a double-reassurance for our customers,â Crim said. âThey know theyâre safe online when they are ordering their checks, and they know their identity wonât be compromised when they use their checks.â