I was selling a tv on craigslist and I had an interested party contact me. The person that contacted me wanted the tv and said they would send a check for $200 in the mail and they would have a friend with a large vehicle pick it up. A week later I got the check it was for $1500. I thought something was wrong so I contacted the person to see what happened. Then I got this weird story thru text messages that I was supposed to pay a moving company $1300 to take the $200 tv. This made no sense to me so I told the person that this is not acceptable and I would send the check back. The person kept repeating "send it to the moving company, just send it." I made out the new cashiers check and sent it back to the address it came from. At this point I thought it was over. 2 weeks later I got the check back in the mail with no longer a person at this address. So now I have this check for $1500 and I cant find the person that sent it to me. What do I do with it?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Put it in an account and let it earn interest and forget about it. They'll come back after it at some point.