Westwood, NJ asked in Personal Injury and Internet Law for New Jersey

Q: got fraud cheque from someone and asked me to deposit and do wire transfer and my bank balance went minus

I got an email regarding the job offer, when I asked about details they didn't mention anything and sent the cheque directly through email. I declined the offer. I asked them to cancel the cheque. They mentioned once it is initiated they cant cancel and forced me to deposit and transfer their money through wire transfer. After the cheque is deposited I thought really money is deposited. so , I did wire transfer and later I came to know my bank balance went minus and check was fraud. I reported to the bank immediately and filed customer report to the FTC and IC3 complaint too.

Please let me know is that depositing fraud cheque does create any problem to me, What I am supposed to do now.

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You should never deposit a check like that unless you call the bank it is drawn on to verify the funds. Even as an attorney, I have gotten suspicious checks, and I always call. Report it to the NJ Dept of Banking and Insurance. You should not have a problem. Good luck.

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