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Hot Check ??'s #170565
12/22/04 03:21 PM
12/22/04 03:21 PM
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ilCATTIVO Offline OP
ilCATTIVO  Offline OP
Question for those who have been in Belize for awhile.

A close friend here received a blank US$ check from a third party for services rendered and cashed it at a local money exchange. The check (made out at this point directly to the money exchange, or whoever they sold it to, I'm not sure which...) eventually made it's way back to the money exchange and turned out to be NSF. No verification was done on available funds at the time of the check's initial cashing. The money exchange is attempting to hold my friend responsible for the check even though he is not the signer or account holder or even on the check itself.

I only know how this would be handled in the states. The person who wrote, signed and is the account holder of the check is responsible for it. Not the recipient of the funds. In some instances, when deposited, your account may be debited a fee but ultimately the writer of the check is still responsible for its confused validity. It would, in a case like this, be the check casher's responsibility to verify funds prior to dispursing them.

Are things that different here in Belize?

Re: Hot Check ??'s #170566
12/22/04 04:43 PM
12/22/04 04:43 PM
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Here in the US, if you cash a check at a 3rd party (say a grocery store) that is WRITTEN TO YOU and you received the funds for it, then it turned out to be NSF, the grocery store will contact YOU for the funds.

This happened to me (years ago); I checked it out; the grocery store was correct and I had to pay the money to the grocery store.

Re: Hot Check ??'s #170567
12/22/04 04:45 PM
12/22/04 04:45 PM

The law on this varies from state to state. In Ca, if you could get someone to take a third party check, the person who initially drafted the check is responsible.

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