What does it take to certify a check?

For example, if someone wants to buy your car, and plans to leave the state the same day, driving your car away, never to be seen again, and they want to pay you with a check, can you go to their bank to get it certified, to guarantee it will clear, even if it turns out to be a forgery?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    An individual cannot 'certify' a check. If you are concerned about a transaction have your buyer provide you with a cashier's check. A cashier's check is issued from the bank not the individual so the check will be good.

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