A customer of mine asked if he could write a corporate check today. I normally don't take checks anymore but reluctantly agreed(for anyone that has gotten that bounced check letter from your bank you know the feeling). It was for a decent amount so I had him make the check out to cash, thinking I could just go to his bank and cash it, not having to wait a week to find out if the thing was going to bounce or not. I get there and the teller gets my id, types a bunch on the computer and then calls the customer directly. O.k., wasn't expecting that but whatever. Customer tells him that he wrote the check for cash and tells him what it was for. The teller then goes on to ask him about me and if indeed I'm the person standing in front of him. Seriously? After all that the teller slides an inkpad in front of me and tells me I need to put my thumbprint on the check. Needless to say I wasn't very happy but wasn't about to grab my check and storm out of there. Here I am a small business owner who's trying to protect himself from criminals who have no problem passing bad checks and I'm basically being treated like the person I was trying to avoid in the first place! I always saw those inkpads at Vegas cashier windows and wondered how they were used. Do they fingerprint anyone who cashes a check? Anyone have this happen to them? If so, what are your thoughts? Were you o.k. with providing this?