No, it is not.Ã¯Â¿Â½Contrary to popular belief,Ã¯Â¿Â½the memo line on a check has no legal force; it is for informational purposes only. WhileÃ¯Â¿Â½this lineÃ¯Â¿Â½helps to identify the reason that a check was written, it does not bind the recipient in any way.Ã¯Â¿Â½If it was that easy to alter the terms of a payment, everyone would do it. Also, as an other practical matter, not every check can be that closely monitored for such notations as it it would tie up commerce.
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