|Here's what I do ******and I make a big show of it in front of the borrowers******: I take out an odd sized, neon colored envelope and use a green sharpie to write "FUNDS $$$$" in all caps and dollar signs across the front. Then I put the check in the envelope, use a glue stick to seal it, put a sticker or decal over the seam of the envelope. After that, I staple the envelope across the top to a blank piece of paper and place it on top of the stack. The signed, notarized stack gets a binder clipped on it and all is put in a 10 X 13 clasp envelope. Lastly, that clasp envelope is tape shut with packing/shipping tape. |
I ensure that the borrowers are watching me closely, this way they are on MY side if the TC loses the check and tries to claim they never got it. Considering the show I put on for the borrowers, and what the TC must go through to get to the cashier's check.....enough said.
Pat/WA....going forward, you have been given enough tips to NOT let this happen again.