Protecting your privacy – Signing cheques

There is nothing more important than being in control; and this means that
you are able to protect your privacy from prying eyes and listening ears.
Here is a tip from us.
Protecting your privacy
Each week we at the business desk will be presenting you with a tip on how
to better protect your privacy and this is our newest feature.

We are constantly striving to protect ourselves from scams and scammers, but
most of all we need to ensure that our privacy, confidentiality, and
independence are kept safe from prying eyes and those who thrive on
destroying our right to these precious commodities.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to bringing you great tips.

The business desk team

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Signing cheques

You would be amazed to learn how much of an issue of privacy the signing of
cheques could be.
Especially so for those who are blind and vision impaired or for those who
are what we call print disabled. Additionally, how scammers can prey on
these circumstances to take advantage of these persons.

When you go to sign a cheque, there are some banks that provide raised line
cheques but the problem here is that even if you can use these raised lines
to help guide you, a vision impaired person has no way of telling whether or
not the pen is writing. That is, whether or not the pen has ink enough to
write.
Here, you need a trusted person to help you complete your cheques but if you
do not have access to someone you trust; it is probably best to visit your
banking institution and seek assistance of a staff member.

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