The PrintBoss positive pay feature provides an easier and more secure way than ever before to print blank checks. Even while printing checks from the most secure blank check stock (not to brag, but we sell it here) check fraud is still a threat. When a completed check leaves your hand, there is a chance that some criminal could wind up with it and manipulate it to defraud you of your hard earned money. Knowing this concern, years ago, my brother and I took to providing an extra level of security within PrintBoss to fight off these would be financial hooligans. Did I consider us vigilantes or superheroes? Sure, I may have worn a cape once or twice to work and requested everyone in the office call me the Caped Check Protector, but most of our energy was put toward finding a real fix. After several sleepless nights trying to find a workable solution for total check fraud protection (and patching some holes in my cape where it had gotten caught in the car door), I went into the office one morning frustrated that I hadn’t come up with a better solution than putting a picture of me on all our check stocks pointing forward saying, “Don’t you dare!” My brother Greg, although intrigued with my suggestion, explained that he had found a better solution: Positive Pay files. Fast forward to today, the PrintBoss positive pay feature provides the highest level of protection from check fraud.
The positive pay feature extracts and formats data from a PrintBoss check report to your bank’s specifications. PrintBoss creates a positive pay file and sends it directly to your bank. This file goes into the check clearing system at your bank and any check that does not match four fields: Payee, Amount, Check Number, and Check Date, will not clear. With the positive pay feature of PrintBoss, only checks you print for the amount you designate are cleared.
Do we deserve a Nobel Peace Prize? Maybe nobody has ever put it in those words before, but considering the benefits of automatic file creation, multiple specifications for multiple bank accounts, and flexibility in implementation of the positive pay file (to name a few), I wouldn’t be surprised if the Norwegian Nobel Committee called soon to congratulate us. But the accolades are not why we offer this no-additional cost feature. We offer it to eliminate check fraud. We offer it because it is the best security available. We offer it because you, the customer, deserve it.
The cape may have been retired and the Nobel Prize must still be in the mail, but what allows me to sleep at night is knowing that the Caped Check Protector is still out there protecting the world from check fraud. PrintBoss is the superhero and with its positive pay feature your checks have never been safer. Hooligans, be warned!