It takes a lot of gumption to intentionally write bad checks — although there are, of course, people and companies who write bad checks not realizing they have insufficient funds. Yet the people who intentionally write them knowing they’ll bounce or hoping funds clear in time are the ones most likely to get defensive when collecting on bad checks. If you contact a writer of a bad check who owes your business or organization money and he gets angry, follow a few simple rules of how to respond.
When collecting on bad checks, it’s important to stick to the facts. An angry bad check writer isn’t going to be open to debating what went wrong or when money was promised — you need verifiable proof. Offer to show invoices, contracts, agreements and anything else that demonstrates when the money was due. The date the check writer wrote on the check itself is a promise the money ought to be available on that date.
Shut It Down
Don’t let the bad check writer draw you into an argument. Simply state the facts and tell them when you expect the payment. Most likely, an angry bad check writer isn’t going to follow through and send actual payment for the second due date, so insist on money order or credit card if they do agree to the new due date. This way, you aren’t trying to spend additional time collecting on bad checks.
Contact the Experts
Instead of dealing with the situation on your own, let the experts at Global Check Recovery handle collecting on bad checks. It’s best not to get involved with an angry client yourself, even if you don’t intend to work with them again. An expert third party has the clout and resources to get the payment owed.
In the future, contact Global Check Recovery the moment you know a check has bounced. If it’s for $2500 or less and was written in the past 180 days, we can take all of the stress of dealing with the check writer off of your hands — and get you the full amount owed. Collecting on bad checks with Global Check Recovery also costs you nothing! The best way to handle angry bad check writers is to leave it to the professionals entirely and get back to focusing on your own to-do list.