My First Amazon Check - Bummer!
This should have been a success post, but things didn't turn out that way, unfortunately. I just received my first Amazon check, but it turns out I can't cash it.
My banking institution refuses to honor my check. It took me close to one hour to explain (in broken Arabic) that the check was from Amazon.
"Amazon? We not know Amazon check here. No, no, no. Bank not accept, not accept. Sorry," the assistant tried to explain in English.
I can't say they didn't try to help. After a couple of phone calls to other bank personnel, the branch manager came to see what was causing the commotion. They even called the central branch to inquire on my behalf. But it was a NO.
So, here I am...stuck with my first Amazon check. What next? Maybe try another bank with the hope that they can accept a "check from Amazon" as they called it?
UPDATE: I was able to have Amazon cancel my check. I updated my Payoneer account on June 6 and was able to set up a virtual US bank account. Amazon and ShareASale transfer my commissions directly to my virtual bank account, and I can withdraw the funds from Payoneer to my local bank account.