Uh-oh. It seems you forgot to enter a few withdrawals in your check register and ended up having less money than you thought. Those checks you've been writing are bouncing all over town!

The only way to stop those rubber checks from bouncing is to start making deposits at the credit union.

As you've probably heard, time is money. Choose your check speed. Once you make nine deposits, we'll stop the clock. How quickly can you stop the rubber check madness?

 


Bouncing Checks is Serious Business

We're having fun with rubber checks with this arcade game, but the reality is bouncing a check is nothing to laugh about.

In the real world a bad check will typically cost you anywhere from $20-$30 every time it bounces! And that's only the beginning. The check bounces back to whomever you first wrote it to, and that person's credit union or bank will probably charge you a fee as well. Then it goes back to your credit union a second time. If you don't have the funds, you may just get charged again and you still have to make good on the check you wrote in the first place!

If you bounce too many checks, merchants may stop accepting them from you. Eventually, you'll lose your checking account entirely.

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Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union

What makes credit unions so great? Members like you.

Every dollar you invest in your credit union earns you money while other members borrow it.

When you're ready for a loan, other members' savings will be there to help you out at the lowest possible cost.

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Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union


What makes credit unions so great? Members like you.

Every dollar you invest in your credit union earns you money while other members borrow it.

When you're ready for a loan, other members' savings will be there to help you out at the lowest possible cost.