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Old 10-31-2006, 06:12 PM
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Thanks for posting a pic of the check. I printed off a bunch of copies- I'm going to go and buy some $hit from Ebay with them.
Can I suggest you start with some crash boxes??
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:38 PM
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Cashiers check can be stopped.

I Know this personally to be a true story: Husband and wife (in the process of a separation) each go to different branches of the same small bank and close a joint owned account of significant value. The wife takes the cashiers check and opens a new account at a different bank in a different city. About a week later (I forget exactly) new bank calls wife and informs her the cashier check was returned! Attorney very knowledgable with applicable law says this is highly unusual.

In the end: The bank that issued the cashiers check to the wife said they issued it in error not knowing that the account was closed at another branch. They determined husband closed account first!

This occured about 10 years ago in New York sate. Nope, wasn't me...but I know the couple extremely well.
Unusual, but if it was a joint account, someone would have had to pay it back. I don't think the bank could return the check as a legit cashiers check is should be debited from the account when it was drawn.

Sounds like the bank f'ed up and issued 2 checks and took a shot at getting it back by returning it. I don't think they could return it legally but the joint couple would have an overdraft to the bank for the 2nd check anyway.

Also be sure it is a cashiers check because banks a lot of times issue a "Bank Check". Looks like a cashiers check but isn't the same thing.

Not saying it didn't happen..but if it would have been issued to a 3rd party there'd be a lawsuit
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:08 PM
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Can I suggest you start with some crash boxes??
Hell, I was thinking about buying "the world's fastest Apache" with a stack of these babies.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:52 AM
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I have to plead a bit of ignorance on this subject. I don't know the difference between a bank check and a cashiers check...it could of been either one.

I think you hit the nail on the head when you said "...the joint couple would have an overdraft to the bank for the 2nd check anyway.".

And yep, the bank sure did mess up allowing the account to be closed twice! One would think that would of been impossible...even with the technology that existed at the time.


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Unusual, but if it was a joint account, someone would have had to pay it back. I don't think the bank could return the check as a legit cashiers check is should be debited from the account when it was drawn.

Sounds like the bank f'ed up and issued 2 checks and took a shot at getting it back by returning it. I don't think they could return it legally but the joint couple would have an overdraft to the bank for the 2nd check anyway.

Also be sure it is a cashiers check because banks a lot of times issue a "Bank Check". Looks like a cashiers check but isn't the same thing.

Not saying it didn't happen..but if it would have been issued to a 3rd party there'd be a lawsuit
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:11 AM
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A cashiers check can be stopped.. You have to post a bond in the amount of the check to do it... Been there, done that...
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:01 AM
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Just got this message from the scammer.
From: peter pan [mailto[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 6:12 AM
To: Gino Gargiulo
Subject: RE: why silent?

DO YOU NO THAT YOU'RE A THIEF,BASTARD AND A CHEATER!!!!!!!!!!! SINCE YOU GOT MY CHECK AND YOU CASHED IT YOU BEEN KEEP QUIET AND I HATE THAT ALOT I WANT MY MONEY BACK OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now thats funny, ask him where he would like to meet so you can hand him the cash personnally...with a cop
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:16 AM
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Paypal is not a sure thing either! I bought an EVO engine off of ebay through paypal and the deal fell through( the seller was scamming me). If the funds aren't in the sellers account PP won't refund your money. They send a warning to the seller and then close his account if he doesn't respond. Luckily it came out of my credit card and they charged it back to PP. If it had been out of my bank I would have been screwed. Always use a card if you can.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:21 AM
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You might copy and paste the consumer alert in the 23rd post and email the content back. Say that you know about the background of those attempts and that he shall be very careful but dont threaten him. Say him he shall act from now on properly and shall not do anything that might cause the failure of the deal, otherwise he will get all legal actions he deserves. Mention that you are sure that the anger between you both is certainly only a missunderstanding and will certainly not continue. Try to be polite but superior, well you are obviously dealing with a scam so being polite in those cases is not easy. Good luck.
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Selling stuff sucks! Next time I sell anything I'm using a broker so I don't have to waste my time w/ all this BS.
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