How to Handle an Existing Job With a Client Whose Last Check Bounced

With how long it takes to complete work, send out an invoice and receive payment, it’s not at all odd to be in the middle of a subsequent job with a client when you realize their first check bounced. The fact that you didn’t receive payment for all of your work and you’re about to likely lose more of your time, investment and effort might make you unsure how to proceed. If you act quickly and use the right check collection agency, you’ll get all of the money owed to you.

Contact the Experts

The right check collection agency will handle everything about the collection process for you from start to finish — without charging you a thing. Ask them how to handle the situation and how to refer any questions to them after the client has gotten the notice about the bounced check. Don’t bother talking to them about the check yourself, as it’s likely to start an argument — unless the client wants you to commit to even more work afterward, in which case, you can say you’d prefer to wait for this situation to be resolved.

Stay Professional

Focus on the job at hand, not the lack of payment for the last job or — GCR has you covered for that. Don’t give a delinquent client any fodder to use against you by insisting you were unprofessional, so they don’t have to pay. If the client brings up the check collection agency, just refer them to us!

Consider Accepting More Work

With GCR on your side, it’s actually safe for you to consider accepting more work from a delinquent client in the future. That’s because we’ll handle any check written for $2500 or less in the past 180 days, even for repeat clients. Also remember that by using our check collection agency, you don’t pay a dime for our services. You’ll get the full amount owed eventually, so you may as well accept the job — unless you have to turn away clients you know will pay properly to do so.

Since Global Check Recovery handles everything when it comes to getting the full amount owed, it’s best to let us handle the NSF check situation instead of worrying about what to say to the client yourself. If the client brings up the check collection agency, refer them to us. Complete the job and worry about accepting future work when the time comes.


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