Thank you. Yes, everything on the check was perfect, exactly as the instructions ask for and all the numbers correct.
And yes, I think the phone call is the only hope… but it’s a long shot. I don’t want to do anything that will cause a delay because that will only tack on more charges. So if they tell me to mail something in for them to consider, I may end up just swallowing hard and paying the penalty. Don’t want to find out 3 months from now that they didn’t accept my explanation.