Fargo, ND asked in Banking for North Dakota

Q: Hello, I have a few questions concerning a good friend of mine. A while back he out of the blue got a phone call from

His bank, informing him that they had a check in his name and wanted to know if he would like to deposit it into his account. Being really struggling with money in the first place, of course he said yes. And He then went and spent some of the money which the bank deposited into his account, a couple days later, he gets a call saying that it was a mistake and the money wasn’t his, the check was bad. They now expect him to pay for this. As I said before he was struggling with money to begin with. I just can’t see how this is his fault. My friend has disabilities as well, and wasn’t told by the lady who called him that day where the check was from or anything. He wasn’t asked to come in and sign anything either. Is there any way to fight this issue? Thank you so much!

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: No. You need to go find some money today and repay the bank before things get really ugly.

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