Yes, it is safe to order checks online!
Welcome to the 21st century and Secure Online Ordering. You no longer have to fill out an order form, attach voided check and deposit slip, and place a stamp on an envelope to get checks. This new process helps speed up delivery time, and makes the whole process more convenient for the consumer.
Extra Value Checks understands that providing your checking account details and credit card information online can cause concern. Protecting your personal and financial details is a responsibility we take very seriously. To maintain the integrity of information exchanged through our online order systems, we use Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL). SSL encrypts your order information in a manner that can be decoded only by Extra Value Checks. SSL uses 40-bit encryption. This means the data you submit is scrambled in one of over 1 TRILLION possible combinations. Only Extra Value Checks has the key to determine which combination is used and, therefore, can read the information you send online.
You can verify that you are accessing a secure server in a couple of ways. If you see a closed in the lower left corner of your browser when you access the server, SSL is active. You can also check the URL line of your browser - when accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https."
Think of how often you have left the check on a restaurant's table. Many times your name, credit card number and expiration date are in plain view. When ordering checks online, however, you can rest assured the information you transmit is seen only by the company with whom you are placing your order.
Security Features on Your Checks
The lock icon to the right of the word "Dollars," indicating to the Bank or Credit Union that the check contains security features that will help them detect a COPY from the ORIGINAL document.
The MP icon, indicating that micro-security print is used in the design. This is very small print that will break up if it is photocopied.
A panel, on the check reverse, describing some of the security features incorporated into the check design.