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USA Checks Cashed

Where is USA Checks Cashed Located?

USA Checks Cashed has 33 locations in Southern California. There are 15 branches in Metropolitan San Diego, 9 branches in the Inland Empire, 7 branches in the High Desert, and a store in Carson and Costa Mesa. Find the store nearest you.

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What services does USA Checks Cashed offer?

All USA Checks Cashed Locations offer Payday Loans, Auto Registration and other DMV Services, MoneyGram, and the opportunity to apply for a car title loan. All branches, with the exception of Mira Mesa, offer check cashing, money orders, utility bill payment, sell and load Netspend Pre-Paid Debit Cards, offer Direct Deposit on to your Netspend Pre-Paid Debit Card, buy gift cards, and select stores offer Notary Public Services. The downtown San Diego Branch also exchanges foreign currency.

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Check Cashing

Can I cash my Social Security Check or SSI check at USA Checks Cashed?

Yes. USA Checks Cashed cashes social security checks, SSI Checks, U.S. Treasury payroll checks, and any other type of US Treasury Check. You can also cash your Back- Pay Social Security Check, no matter the size.

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Can I cash my tax return at USA Checks Cashed?

Yes. USA Checks Cashed cashes all tax returns. This includes US Treasury Checks, Cashier’s Checks, and State Checks. USA Checks Cashed can also take any amount off of your Tax Prepaid Debit Card.

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Can I cash insurance drafts or checks at USA Checks Cashed?

Yes. USA Checks Cashed cashes all insurance drafts and checks. We cash a lot of settlement checks also. We are experienced at getting your cash to you without the long hold that a bank will put on your funds

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Can I cash my business check at USA Checks Cashed?

Yes. We can cash checks payable to your business. Please bring your Fictitious Business Name Statement with you. All owners of the business must be present to cash the check.

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What other types of checks can I cash at USA Checks Cashed?

USA Checks Cashed cashes all types of checks. Bring your check to us and walk out with your cash.

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What does USA Checks Cashed charge to cash my check?

USA Checks Cashed charges a small percentage of the amount of the check. Rates are posted at all branches. USA Checks Cashed has the best rates in town!

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Payday Loans

What are payday loans?

A payday loan is a short-term loan where you can qualify to receive cash immediately based on your next anticipated paycheck.

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How does a payday loan work?

To receive a payday loan, all you need to do is complete a simple application and fill out a few forms. In less than 10 minutes, we will have your approval. Once you are approved, you will get cash in your hands! You will write a check payable to USA Checks Cashed for the amount of your loan plus any fee. On your next pay date, you will either “buy “ your check back at our location, or we will deposit it.

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What do I need to qualify for a payday loan?

To qualify for a payday loan, you will need to have an open checking account with checks, proof of steady income, government issued identification, and not be an active member, or a dependant of an active member, of the armed forces.

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What do I need to apply for a payday loan?

To apply for a payday loan, please bring in your most recent bank statement, current pay stub, imprinted personal check, government issued identification, and a utility bill or something with your address.

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What amount of cash can I borrow on a payday loan?

USA Checks Cashed issues payday loans for the following amounts: $100, $150, $200, and $250.

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When will my payday loan be due?

Your loan will be due on your next payday.

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What are the fees on a payday loan?

Your first payday loan is interest free and there is no set up fee! If we advance you $250 on your first visit, you write us a check for $250 for that transaction. Fees will apply on your second advance and thereafter.

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How do I repay my payday loan?

You can repay your payday loan in two ways. You can bring cash for the amount of the check to the location that you received your payday loan and we will give you your check back. Or, we can deposit your check and it will go through the banking system.

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What are the benefits or “buying back” my check?

There are benefits to returning to the location with cash and receiving your check back:

  • If you receive your check back, it does not enter the banking system and has no chance of bouncing, which would jeopardize your good standing with us, potentially your standing with your bank, and cost you fees from your bank
  • Once your payday loan is paid in full, you may receive another payday loan. If the check is deposited, we cannot give you another payday loan until the check has cleared your bank account, which could take as long as one week.
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If my bank returns my check unpaid, will there be a fee?

USA Checks Cashed charges a $15 fee on returned checks used for a payday loan transaction. It is likely your bank will also charge you a fee.

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What if I cannot pay my loan when it is due?

USA Checks Cashed understands it is your intention to pay off your payday loan when it is due. Please call the branch where you received your payday loan and speak with the manager.

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What if I would like to cancel my payday loan after I borrowed the cash?

You may cancel, or rescind, your loan at no cost within 24 hours of receiving the payday loan. To do so, please visit the branch where you received your payday loan.

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Car Title Loans

What is a Car Title Loan?

A Car Title Loan, or Auto Title Loan, is a loan where you use your car as collateral. The lender is added as a lien holder on your vehicle until the title loan is paid off. This type of loan allows you to keep and use your car, just like you would when making regular payments on a regular financed car purchase.

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What type of vehicles qualify for a Car Title Loan?

You can get a car title loan on regular vehicles, motorcycles, and classics.

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May I apply for a Car Title Loan if I have lost my title?

Yes. We can assist you with getting a duplicate title.

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Does my car need to be paid off to receive a Car Title Loan?

No. You can get a title loan if you still have a few payments left on your car, providing there is equity in the vehicle. “Equity in the vehicle” means that the value of the vehicle is more than what is owed on the vehicle. We will pay off your existing loan with proceeds from the new loan.

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Can I still receive a Car Title Loan if I have bad credit or no credit?

Yes. Since your vehicle is being used as collateral, you can qualify for a title loan with a low credit score or bad credit. The primary factors in determining your qualification is the value in your vehicle and your capability to pay the loan back.

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How much can I borrow on a Car Title Loan?

Title Loans range from $2,600 to $50,000. The amount depends on how much you need, the value in your vehicle, and your capability to pay the loan back.

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Is there any cost to apply for a Car Title Loan?

No, there are no fees for applying for a title loan. All fees are included in the loan so there is no out of pocket cost to you until you have received the proceeds from your loan.

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How long do I have to pay a Car Title Loan back?

Most title loans are for 24 to 36 months, although you can pay if off at any time with no prepayment penalties. Of course, you only pay interest on the title loan for the period that you have the loan.

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How much does my car need to be worth to receive a Car Title Loan?

The vehicle must be worth more than the amount of money you receive on the title loan.

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How do I apply for a Car Title Loan?

You can apply online through our website, over the phone by calling one of our branches, or in person at any branch.

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DMV Services

Can I renew my California Auto Registration?

Yes. USA Checks Cashed can renew your auto registration instantly. We give you your new registration and sticker on the spot! We can renew your car tags for auto, commercial and motorcycle vehicles.

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Can I do a title transfer or change of ownership?

Yes. USA Checks Cashed can process your auto title transfer, or change of ownership, transactions. We will give you your new registration with the new owner’s name on it and the new pink slip will be mailed by the DMV to the new owner. It’s the same procedure at the DMV; only you don’t have to wait in long lines when you come to us!

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Can I get replacement stickers, registration, or license plates?

Yes. If you misplace your registration, or if your sticker or license plate is stolen, come to USA Checks Cashed. We can issue replacement stickers, for the month or year, issue a duplicate registration, or assign your car new license plates.

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Can I get a duplicate title?

Yes. If your title, or pink slip, is missing or misplaced, we can submit your request for a duplicate title. It will be mailed to your address. You can get a duplicate title without making an appointment or waiting in long lines at the DMV!

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Can I renew my registration if I received a suspension from a lapse in insurance?

Yes. You must first get insurance on your vehicle. Then call the phone number on the late notice and pay the fine for the lapse in insurance, which is currently $14. Then come to USA Checks Cashed and we can renew your auto registration on the spot!

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Can I pay my renewal fees if I have not completed a required smog check or received insurance on my vehicle?

Yes. USA Checks Cashed can do a report of deposit of fees, which will prevent you from incurring late fees after your date of payment. Once you have received your smog check or received insurance on your vehicle, come back to USA Checks Cashed and we can issue your new registration and sticker.

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What methods of payment are accepted for my DMV related transactions?

USA Checks Cashed accepts cash, or you can pay with your debit card or credit card. A small service fee may apply if you pay with your debit or credit card.

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What is the fee to complete my Auto Registration or other DMV Service needs at USA Checks Cashed?

USA Checks Cashed does charge a convenience fee. We work hard to make sure our fees are competitive and the fee is posted clearly in each location. The fee is well worth the time saved by not spending hours at the DMV!!!

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MoneyGram

How does MoneyGram work?

MoneyGram is a money transfer company. If you send money from USA Checks Cashed, the person receiving the money transfer can pick up the cash in about 10 minutes, at any MoneyGram agent in the world!

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What methods of payments can I use to send money?

You can use a debit or credit card online. You may also visit any USA Checks Cashed location where we accept cash, or can accept debit payment (a convenience fee will apply for debit payment)

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What currency will my money transfer be paid in?

Domestically, all transactions will be paid in US dollars. Internationally, there are options, which may include US dollars or the local currency. When you send the money, our professional staff will review the options with you and let you decide how you would like your transaction to be paid. To find out the options for the country where your money transfer will be received, please click on the MoneyGram link or call/visit and USA Checks Cashed location.

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Can I send money to inmates through MoneyGram?

Yes. You can send money to most prisons and jails.

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How do I send money to an inmate with MoneyGram?s

To send money, you will need the correctional facility’s name or 4-digit MoneyGram Receive Code, and the inmate’s Correctional ID Number and last name.

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Can I add money to an inmate’s calling account through MoneyGram?

Yes. You will need the inmate’s telecom provider or 4-digit receive code, and the inmate’s phone or account number.

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What bills can I pay through MoneyGram?

You can pay most mortgages, auto loans, car title loans, load money on prepaid debit cards, top up mobile phones, and many other bills. You can also add funds to your reach out wireless account.

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What is MoneyGram rewards?

MoneyGram rewards is a free program that earns you points every time you send money. You can redeem your points for a pre-paid Visa or many other gift card choices. Plus, it saves you time at USA Checks Cashed when you send money because it allows you to avoid filling out a form! We can pull up your information with your rewards number. And the more often you send, the more points you receive for each transaction.

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How do I enroll in MoneyGram rewards?

You can enroll at USA Checks Cashed when you send your first transaction. There is no additional form you have to complete to enroll in the rewards program. Just let the teller know that you would like to be enrolled in MoneyGram rewards.

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What will it cost to send money?

The fee to send money will vary based on the receiving location and amount. All fees will be explained to you prior to sending the transaction. You can send a person-to-person money transfer for as little as $5!

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Where are there MoneyGram agents internationally?

There are over 244,000 locations worldwide for your family, friends, and others to receive the cash you send them. To find out the exact locations where you need to send money, click on MoneyGram or call/visit any USA Checks Cashed location.

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Visa Pre-Paid Debit Card (Netspend)

How does a pre-paid debit card work?

A pre-paid debit card works just like a debit card or credit card except that you load the funds on your card before you use the card. You can use your card online, to buy groceries, pay bills, at restaurants, malls, ATMs, or anywhere else that accepts debit or credit payments. You can always spend only the funds on your card so it is a great way to manage your money!

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How do I load funds on my Netspend Card?

You can loads funds at any USA Checks Cashed location or have your funds direct-deposited on your Netspend Card. Funds are available instantly!

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Can I use my Netspend Card for signature transactions?

Yes. You can choose to enter your pin and use it as a debit card or sign for your purchase, like you would do if you were using a credit card.

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Is the Netspend Card FDIC Insured?

Yes. You can feel safe with your money because it is FDIC Insured, backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

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Is there a savings account option with the Netspend Card?

Yes. The savings account is free and pays 5% APY. That’s better than any bank and it’s FDIC Insured!

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Can I earn rewards with the Netspend Card?

Yes. Enroll your card online and receive payback rewards for everyday use, RX Discounts, online budgeting tools, and anytime alerts.

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Can I withdraw cash from my Netspend Card?

Yes. You can withdraw cash at any USA Checks Cashed location or most ATMs worldwide!

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Where can I purchase a Netspend Prepaid Debit Card?

You can buy a pre-paid debit card online by clicking Buy Now or at any USA Checks Cashed location.

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Can I get my paycheck direct deposited on my Netspend Card?

Yes. There is no fee for the direct deposit and you will get your funds up to 2 days faster.

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Can I get my government benefits direct deposited on my Netspend Card?

Yes. With Government Benefits Express, you can get your social security, SSI, or other government benefit payments direct deposited on your Netspend Card. And you will get your funds up to 2 days faster!

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Cash Disbursement

Can I withdraw cash from my EBT card?

Yes. You can withdraw the cash benefits from your EBT card at USA Checks Cashed. You can do cash withdrawals for any amount that is available on your EBT card.

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Can I withdraw cash from debit card?

Yes. You can withdraw cash from your debit card. You need to know your pin, just as you would to complete a cash withdrawal at an ATM. USA Checks Cashed also has ATMs in most of our store lobbies.

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Can I withdraw cash from my credit card?

We cannot do cash withdrawals from your credit card; however, you can use your credit card to pay for services. When you use your credit card to pay for services, we cannot give you cash back on the credit card. The credit card transaction must be for the exact amount of the product/service fee.

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Can I withdraw cash from my prepaid debit card or tax check debit card?

Yes. You can withdraw any amount of cash from your pre-paid card, as long as there is no limit imposed by the bank on the card. You will need to know your pin.

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What is the maximum amount of a cash withdrawal?

Unlike an ATM, there is no imposed limit by us on the amount of cash you can withdraw from your debit card. You can withdraw as much cash as your bank will allow you to withdraw per day.

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What is the fee for a cash withdrawal?

We charge a small percentage of the total transaction. The fees are posted in each location.

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Sell / Exchange Gift Cards

Can I receive cash for my gift cards?

Yes. We will exchange your gift cards for cash! Sell unwanted gift cards to us and we will give you cash to spend on what you really want.

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How do I sell gift cards to USA Checks Cashed?

Bring your unwanted gift cards to USA Checks Cashed and walk out with cash. It’s that simple. Please bring your government issued Photo ID with you.

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Can I sell my gift card if there is a partial balance on my gift card?

Yes. You can sell gift cards to us with a partial or full balance providing there is $10 or more remaining on the card.

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Can I sell my gift card if it is a store credit?

Yes. If you want to sell a gift card that is a store credit, please bring your receipt from the store with you.

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How long does it take to sell a gift card to USA Checks Cashed?

Give us your unwanted gift card, and you will walk out with cash in about a minute. It’s fast, easy, and gives you cash instead of an unwanted gift card!

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How much money will I receive if I want to sell / exchange my gift card.

We pay 50% of the remaing value that is on the giftcard in cash to you.

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About USA Checks Cashed

Where is USA Checks Cashed Located?

USA Checks Cashed has 33 locations in Southern California. There are 15 branches in Metropolitan San Diego, 9 branches in the Inland Empire, 7 branches in the High Desert, and a store in Carson and Costa Mesa.

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What services does USA Checks Cashed offer?

All USA Checks Cashed Locations offer Payday Loans, Auto Registration and other DMV Services, MoneyGram, and the opportunity to apply for a car title loan. All branches, with the exception of Mira Mesa, offer check cashing, money orders, utility bill payment, sell and load Netspend Pre-Paid Debit Cards, offer Direct Deposit on to your Netspend Pre-Paid Debit Card, buy gift cards, and select stores offer Notary Public Services. The downtown San Diego Branch also exchanges foreign currency.

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Why choose USA Checks Cashed?

USA Checks Cashed has been helping Southern California with its financial service needs since 1982. USA Checks Cashed is licensed and audited by the State of California, so you can be confident that our practices are fair and responsible. USA Checks Cashed is a member of CFSP, the California Financial Service Providers Association, and abides by the best practices set up by the Association. We are open extended hours, flexible, and willing to work with you to meet your financial service needs!

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