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How to Accept Travelers Cheques

It's quick and easy to accept, validate, and process American Express Travelers Cheques. Simply follow these three steps:

1. Accept Travelers Cheques Immediately
  • There is no contract to sign; every business can accept Travelers Cheques at any time.
  • You are guaranteed payment by American Express provided you follow the "Watch & Compare" procedure.

2. "Watch and Compare" Procedure
The “Watch & Compare” signature check helps protect you from fraud. American Express does not require proof of identification. As long as the signatures are a reasonable match, your payment is guaranteed by American Express.
Watch your customer
countersign the
Travelers Cheque

and

Compare with the
original signature


Travelers Cheques and Gift Cheques
Purchasers of Travelers Cheques or recipients of Gift Cheques immediately sign the Cheque in the upper left corner. On cashing the Travelers Cheque, the user signs in the lower left corner of the Travelers Cheque while the person accepting the Travelers Cheque follows the “Watch & Compare” procedure

Cheques for Two
Either of two users may purchase the American Express Cheques for Two, and both users sign in the upper left corner. On cashing the Travelers Cheque, either user signs in the lower left corner of the Travelers Cheque while the person accepting the Travelers Cheque follows the “Watch & Compare” procedure

If you are unfamiliar with American Express Travelers Cheque products, please visit “How to Identify Travelers Cheques” for more information on Cheque designs and security features.

3. Deposit in Your Account
Just deposit Travelers Cheques in your bank account as you would cash. Some banks include a handling charge. Ask your bank for details.

Questions about Accepting Travelers Cheques – Authorizing Travelers Cheques
If you are suspicious about a Travelers Cheque presented, or about the signatures, do not hesitate to call our Travelers Cheque Authorization Center Click here to find the telephone for your location.

For additional help, you can Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Call Customer Service
Call Monday–Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm United States Eastern Time: 1-800-582-5200* to receive acceptance information and signage material (if you are an American Express merchant, have your merchant number available when you call).

*If you cannot access this toll free telephone number from your country directly, please dial the appropriate access code.

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