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Someone sent me a check as a deposit. Is it okay to cash it?

Modified on: May 19th, 2018

Absolutely not. This is a common scam used by fraudsters to steal your banking information.

For example, here is how one scam works. A scammer sends you a check for more than the agreed upon amount. They then ask you to send a check back for the overpayment. When you do, they get the name of your bank, your account number, and a copy of your signature.

No legitimate person will ever send you a check without doing some serious due diligence. 

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