[Tagging] Automated check cashing machines

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 04:55:13 UTC 2019


On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 13:41, Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>
wrote:

> In the United States, there's a network of automated check cashing
> machines called SAM. The machines are usually found inside grocery
> stores and look like ATMs. Unlike conventional ATMs, they have no access
> to the banking network: they accept checks (or traveler's checks or
> money orders) and spit out cash. Whereas check cashing stores also offer
> payday loans (hence shop=money_lender), these machines only cash checks,
> and they aren't stores per se.
>

Completely OT to mapping, but how does the machine, or it's operator, know
a check isn't going to bounce?

>From the options you've suggested, I'd think amenity=cheque_cashing would
possibly be best?

Thanks

Graeme
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