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How Can I Protect Myself From Being Sued Over a Bounced Check? – Carl

Written by Steve Rhode

“Dear Steve,

How to protect myself from being sued by a private out of state bank for a check I deposited into my account from an individual that bounced after I had already closed my account not knowing the check would bounce. I have no money or assets and am currently living with relatives on unemployment. Or what should I expect to happen. Any advice would be helpfull given I can’t afford an attorney.


Dear Carl,

How much is the check for?

Hopefully you learned that deposited funds are not guaranteed till they have cleared. No sense wasting a perfectly good mistake when we can learn from it.

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.

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Steve Rhode

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