Conroe, TX asked in Banking and Communications Law for Texas

Q: How much trouble am I in?

I was talking to a guy. He paid my credit card off. Then asked me to get him 350 dollars worth of gift cards to pay him back. I thought it was a scam and called then bank to have my account frozen and asked to have the payment sent back. But they guy is claiming that he can have me arrested

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Bruce Alexander Minnick

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  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: I am not licensed to practice law in Texas but I do know banking law very well. People who have their bank stop payment on something without any cause are considered in the same category as people who write bad checks.

If "the guy" who paid off your credit card did so using a valid check, money order or electronic transfer then you owe him whatever amount he spent helping you out.

On the flip side, if you are correct about "the guy" being a scammer and if you tried to scam him first, you may have another bigger problem that cannot be solved by legal means. Watch your back.

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