Sample "Courtesy Notice"

Date

Dear Check Writer:

You are hereby notified that a check numbered _____ in the face amount of $ ________, issued by you on _________ drawn upon ________ bank, and payable to _______________, has been dishonored. You have 7 days from receipt of this notice to tender payment of the full amount of such check plus a transaction fee of $_____, the total amount due being $________.

Unless this amount is paid in full within the time specified above, the holder of such check may turn over the dishonored check and all other available information relating to this incident to the State's Attorney's Office for possible criminal prosecution.

Closing,

Your name/address

 

Transaction Fee

The fees authorized pursuant to Illinois Compiled Statutes Section 720 ILCS 5/17-1b(h) to defray the costs and expenses incurred by a victim of a dishonored check.

The amount of the transaction fee must not exceed: $25 if the face amount of the check or draft does not exceed $100; $30 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $100 but does not exceed $250; $35 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $250 but does not exceed $500; $40 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $500 but does not exceed $1,000; and $50 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $1,000.