STOPPING PAYMENT ON A CHECK
Practical terms and conditions
In the event that a check (or even your checkbook) is lost or stolen, you should stop the payment with your bank as soon as possible in order to avoid the consequences of a fraudulent payment.
WHO CAN STOP A PAYMENT?
The account holder, the co-holder or an agent may stop payment on a check.
TYPES OF STOP PAYMENT ORDERS
You can stop payment on:
REASONS TO STOP PAYMENT
Loss and theft are the only accepted reasons for stopping payment on blank checks.
The accepted reasons for stopping payment on written checks are loss, theft, fraudulent use and the receivership or court-ordered liquidation of the payee.
Fraudulent use is understood as the conscious falsification or fraudulent use of checks (unless this occurs after loss or theft).
HOW CAN I STOP PAYMENT ON A CHECK?
You must notify your branch as soon as possible or call the National Check Loss or Theft Call Center at 08 92 68 32 08 (€0.337/min. from a landline in Metropolitan France), available 24/7. This institution will record your stop payment order within 48 hours, during which you will confirm it with your branch.
Any stop payment order must be confirmed in writing and include the reason for stopping payment.
You can stop payment on a check:
Stop payment on a check free of charge online.
THE FORMALITIES OF STOPPING PAYMENT ON A CHECK
This written confirmation will release you of all liability in the event of the fraudulent use of your payment methods after the stop payment order.
Changing a stop payment order
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