I sold something on Craigslist. They were from out of town and paid by check. I phoned the bank the check was written on and they verified the account number was good. I waited until check cleared and then they had someone to pick up merchandise. My bank phoned me yesterday (10 days later) and advised that the check was fraudulent and I am responsible and they took the money out of my account. $2300. Is this legal? Can they do that? Apparently the check was stolen or something.
2 Answers from Attorneys
Re: Bad Check
Is what legal? The bank charge. Generally, yes. By endorsing the check, you become a guarantor as far as your bank is concerned. You should contact the local prosecutor and police department concerning the acts of the purchaser.
Re: Bad Check
You should file a police report and consult an attorney about your rights.
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