Q: Do I have to give a customer back money on an overpaid check. (Private sale)
A customer in Florida sent a Cashiers check to me (I am in Maine). He sent a check for more than he meant to pay, my question is am I legally obligated to pay him back the extra money?
A: I think the short answer is yes. It sounds to me like you and your customer reached an agreement on how much he was to pay you, thereby establishing a contract. For some reason, he overpaid you. Unless he intended the overpayment as a gift, it seems to me he is entitled to have you return the extra money. Why don’t you reach out to him, point out the fact that you think he overpaid, and see what he says in response?
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
Aside from the ethic reasons supporting return of the money, doing so could strengthen trust in your working relationship.
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