The story is not that simple, reportedly, the woman changed her address but Google did not get the change of address. This caused payment to go about six weeks late. She spoke with several Google AdSense representatives, then blogged about it and had Matt Cutts stop by to say someone will help her. The day later, she received a FedEx package with the check.
Then she took the check to deposit and it reportedly did not go through. She handed the check to the bank teller, the bank teller tries to deposit it, but tells her, "There aren’t sufficient funds in the account to cover your check."
Now, the blog post describing this story has almost a 100 comments. Is this true? Can a check from Google bounce? Technically, I guess so. But seriously, this is a large, wealthy company.
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