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A Debt Collector Says I Bounced a Check. But I’ve Never Written a Check. – Aly

“Dear Steve, searching for better approach. i was contacted by collections i believe and inform me that i owe money for bounce check. i told them i never used the account eve since i opend. hi,I believe i may have been scammed. I had a bank account that I never used and they called me … Read more

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

“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 … Read more

I Wrote a Check at the Grocery Store That Bounced and Now I Owe a Lot. – Patricia

“Dear Jon, I wrote a check at grocery store for $18.14 and my bank empty out my personal accont and moved.now it states I owe$ 259.14 . I was in despute where I was forced out reasadent I was not properly notified. What do I do about this matter Patricia” Patricia, I am a little … Read more

Bounced Checks: What to Do If You Write Them … or Receive Them

Money’s tight, the bills are due and you’re expecting a paycheck in a few days. So you write some checks and cross your fingers that they don’t hit the bank before your deposit. Or maybe you’re flat broke and figure writing a few rubber checks can’t hurt. After all, you figure, those businesses have plenty … Read more

Bouncing a Check Can Put You Behind Bars For Years in Dubai

A recent New York Times article on the perils faced by debtors in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More needs to be written about the impossible situation in Dubai when it comes to resolving debts faced by even your average person. I certainly have answered my share of debtor questions from people worried about their Dubai … Read more

Question From James About an Allegro Law Client Refund – Get Out of Debt Podcast

Caller Question James called with a very unusual situation. Allegro Law was a debt settlement and debt management company that was in the state of Alabama and was closed down. James had a check from them that was issued before they were closed, and it bounced. Ouch! He now wants his money back because he … Read more

I Had a Rent Check Bounce, Owe the Cable Company, and Student Loans. – Tina

“Dear Steve, Have student loan which I currently owe $1000 dollars on because I have not been able to pay it, just had a rent check bounce and owe another one right away, also owe the cable company (though this is in collections now too) ~$500. I would make enough to support myself if I … Read more