Hmm, wonder if this group is still alive. Maybe can test with a simple question. What kind of non-obvious twists are allowed in encoding account numbers on checks?
My checks give a weird variation for account number that doesn't match
the bank statement account number. It drops one but not all of the
leading zeros. It substitutes a strange symbol for one of the embedded
zeros. What's up with this? I know how to distinguish that number from
routing number, check number, and the normal boundary symbols.
Strangest thing is I have entered it both ways and it seems to work. I
just worry that some tax transfer or utility payment is only being
supported by a manual interventions to fix one of the wrong encodings,
and it will fail someday. Thanks
- posted 8 years ago