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Worried about cashing my google cheque

Discussion in 'Payments' started by The King of Spain, May 11, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi, I set up a google adsense account about 5 months ago, Ive had 4 cheques from google, I haven't made loads from it but its enough to help pay for things around the house etc.

    I have some concerns though, I have read lots of horror stories about google stopping peoples accounts for no reasons and I'm worried if I cash the cheques and google stopped my account in the future would they demand the money back?

    I'm not doing anything wrong, this is just a genuine question from somebody who is a bit worried about google.

    I'm just worried about cashing the cheque.
    SEMrush
     
    The King of Spain, May 11, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. yfs1

    yfs1 User Title Not Found

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    #2
    If they sent you a cheque, there was no fraud for that timeframe.

    Go ahead and cash them.
     
    yfs1, May 11, 2005 IP
  3. dct

    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    If you're doing nothing wrong you have no need to worry. What else are you going to do with the cheques, they would make very expensive wallpaper :confused:
     
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  4. topdog

    topdog Peon

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    #4
    If you hold your checks for too long and they EXPIRE, you may not have to worry about cashing them at all. :D

    Dude cash your checks.
     
    topdog, May 11, 2005 IP
  5. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    Cheques expire over here (Not too sure about the US or spain) in 6 months... 1 month left buddy ;)
     
    SEbasic, May 11, 2005 IP
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    norfstar Peon

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    #6
    They don't close peoples accounts for no reason - but they do close peoples accounts for reasons they don't disclose.

    As has been said, if they sent you a cheque your account is in good standing. Pay those cheques in asap, as they do expire (I think the default for US cheques is 180 days, but I might be wrong).
     
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  7. dct

    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    Why does The King of Spain need the money, is there something we should know.
     
    dct, May 11, 2005 IP
  8. The King of Spain

    The King of Spain Peon

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    I'm 100% not cheating google but after reading some stories on the web about people not knowing why their accounts were stopped I just got a bit worried, I'd hate to cash the cheques only for google to turn around and say they want their money back, I'll cash the cheques at lunch time.
     
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  9. yfs1

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    Even when accounts are closed, I have never heard of them asking for money back....Just keeping what hasn't been paid out
     
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  10. www.AmCy.org

    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    The moment they send the check, they've committed to paying you so cash it. They won't ask for that money back.

    AmCy
     
    www.AmCy.org, May 11, 2005 IP
  11. The King of Spain

    The King of Spain Peon

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    Brillant, thanks guys, Im now 100% worry free.
     
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  12. lorien1973

    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #12
    People who have had their adsense accounts cancelled know WHY it was cancelled, they just won't admit it. Google just doesn't pluck random sites and say "you're gone" without cause.
     
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    #13
    I have been cashing Google checks since AS's inception, without a problem. As long as you're playing on the good side of town your OK. The horror stories you hear are, more times than not, completely justified. As SE basic says your bank may have a check expiry time period...but you'll know that when you go to cash it. I wouldn't wait too much longer though ;)
     
    Homer, May 11, 2005 IP
  14. Arnie

    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    People who have problems with the account are not always telling the truth. Google doesn't explain the details in most of the cases, especially when the case is clear.
     
    Arnie, May 11, 2005 IP
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    akeeldin Guest

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    Over here, only the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) can audit previous periods and demand back taxes.

    Google are not the IRS. Far from it! :)
     
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  16. maverick

    maverick Peon

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    1. Once check paid, they cant revert it back.
    2. How can you wait too long to even deposit the check, I do it the next day, I receive the check. Hehe!!
     
    maverick, May 11, 2005 IP
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    arun_infy Peon

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    #17
    As far as my experience goes, Google dosen't ban you for no reason...
     
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    maverick Peon

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    Hi Arun, it seems you are from infosys, india.. nice to meet you!!
     
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    paymentapprovaltooslow Banned

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    If you violate tyhe TOS too many times you get booted. Sometimes they may let you back in, but it is rare.
     
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  20. sji2671

    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    #20
    Just to re-iterate what everyone here has already said you should cash your cheques, Google withhold payment for up to one month before releasing the cheque anyway which gives them time to

    1/ Gain extra interest from the money
    2/ Satisfy themselves that no fraudulent activity has taken place

    So when you receive your cheque, do what we all do...get it straight down to the bank!
     
    sji2671, May 11, 2005 IP