i was email by a men telling asking me if i wanted to work with him. he told me i would be ordering products for a cypress company for there accounts. today he sent me a check for 2.980 dollars which a tired to cash but was told at the bank that they where not able to do so and that they would keep the check. I'm i in trouble.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Florida
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.What you describe is sounds very much like a common scam.Criminals will send you a check they claim to be good...they ask you to deposit it, and then to send them a portion back.The problem is that a week or so after you deposit the check, it bounces...and the money you sent to the criminals is never seen again.I do not believe you are in troubleBut I would not continue to contact this man...since most likely he is a criminal intent on stealing money from you by fraud
i did not deposit the check. i tired to cash it. the people at the bank did not say i was in trouble. but could they build a case after words. and if i was charge with thing how long would it take from them to let me know?
Again, what you describe is not a crime. It is not a crime to try and cash a check you believe to be valid.But to answer the question, how long would it take for them to prosecute you (if they planned on prosecuting you)?Typically investigations like this are resolved in weeks, not months...so if you hear nothing in a few weeks then it is unlikely you would ever hear anything.
would the people at the bank kept in the bank or called the cops if i was in trouble or would they had just let me go. and why did they keep the check as evidence?
Again, what you describe is not a crime. So I would not expect the police to contact you.If they do, you should invoke your right to remain silent (always a good idea)But doubt they will charge you
Law Degree, 12 Years of trial experience
thanks a lot!
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