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  • Automatic Teller Machines and the Law

    Downtown, at the mall, at the superstore—everywhere—an automatic teller machine (ATM) is there, ready to give you cash in exchange for a swipe of your plastic and a few magic numbers. That convenience, however, comes with a certain amount of expense and some exposure to risk as well. Content Detail

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    American Bar Association
  • Cashing Checks and Opening Bank Accounts

    Cashing Checks and Opening Bank Accounts: How to Save Money and Avoid Theft Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center
  • How Do I Open an Account?

    There is help!There are many people ready to talk with you about how to open a checking or savings account. Ask someone who has opened an account for advice. Content Detail

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    Appleseed Foundation
  • Identification Needed for an Account

    When you open a checking or savings account, you will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, current address, and an acceptable ID number which can come from one of the following: ? Social Security card; ? Matricula Consular or other consular ID card; ? Passport (U.S. or foreign); OR ? Temporary resident permit or Alien Identification Card. Content Detail

    By:
    Appleseed Foundation
  • What To Do When Someone Writes You a Bad Check

    Lawline FAQ: If a person pays for goods or services with a check and that check is then dishonored by the bank on which it is written, you may be able to collect on the check by proceeding under the so-called South Carolina Bad Check law. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association