I bought a car and was given a 4 thousand dollar check for my trade in. One week later when I went to the dealer for them to install a backup camera as part of the purchase agreement. I was then issued another check for 4 thousand dollars without asking. I cashed it and left it in my account. It has been over 4 months and they just called me and told me I owe them 4 thousand dollars. I have the money but more out of principal I want to know if I have to refund it to them?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Hawaii
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Unfortunately, the additional $4,000 was issued to you by mistake and must be returned.
As a legal premise, it is clear law that when money is paid to you by mistake, it must be returned. Thus, by law you are required to return it to them. You made the right decision by keeping the money available for return.
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