Q: If someone stole my phone and agreed to replace it, isn’t that what they should do instead of just give money?
Recently someone stole my phone with the case screen protector and pop socket, I found this person and agreed not to press charges as long as they replace everything, however this person has gone against this deal and is saying they want to give me money instead, but I don’t want to take money in fear of it being fake.
A: If you have decided to not go to the police, then unfortunately unless you have a contract with this person, they can do whatever they want. I wouldn't advise this but perhaps you should meet in a public place (with other people along for the ride!) just as a WAWA where there is plenty of lighting and ask them to go in to the ATM and remove the money. That's probably the best you're going to get to be sure it isn't fake money. However, you are stuck in between a rock and a hard place because you aren't in a position to make the proper demands just holding over their heads you aren't going to the police - the person is a thief; to think they wouldn't try to scam you again or do whatever they can to get out of it, is unlikely. Good luck!
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