Glendale, AZ asked in Collections and International Law for Arizona

Q: A Chinese Company reached out to me to recover money from past due accounts.

Sounds like an illegal scheme to me.

1 Lawyer Answer
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
  • International Law Lawyer
  • Pensacola, FL

A: It could be!

I have received several offers of employment that included collecting and redistributing money, and every one of them was a dud. The usual ploy is that they send you a bogus cashier's cheque by courier, as you to clear the check (through your trust account, of course), take a fee that is extraordinary for the amount of work involved, and remit the balance.

I took one to Bank of America and they verified that the cheque was bogus. I received one on a bank I cannot recall, and with my banker we sent it forward. It, too, was returned unpaid.

Be Careful!

Brian C. Soto agrees with this answer

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