Q: Cashing checks in my name for a company and sending via Person to Person transfers like Western Union- legal or not?
I was contacted by a company called Start'Immo to work for them. I did about a months work and at that point, I was asked to cash a check for the company. I said I would because I was under the impression that it would be to deposit the check in the company account. However, the check has my name on it from a third party. They wanted me to cash the check and send a portion of it via Western Union P2P transfers. Is it legal for me to cash it or does this sound suspicious?
The check us a fraud.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
A: I'm willing to bet that they will give you a little bit of a bonus for your time and effort? Don't do it. Within days of you sending the money, the check will come back as drafted on a fraudulent account. Often the third party checks are out of state or from a different country so it takes a little while longer to clear. Don't do it, you will be the victim of a fraud and out a bunch of cash.
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