Anonymous asked in Business & FinancePersonal Finance · 3 months ago

Check deposit scam?

What happens if you're scammed for thousands and your bank account is left in the negative? What if you didn't/couldn't pay the money back in the time frame given.


FYI I did not deposit the check myself the scammer did.

Update 2:

I did not deposit or withdrawal.  I never touched the money, at all.

7 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    Unless your update is BS, you lied, if only by omission. Someone WITHDREW at least part of the bogus deposit.

    If you made the withdraw, you WILL pay it back. The only question is how.

    If the bank allowed an unauthorized withdraw, they are liable an you shouldn't be paying anything back.

  • 3 months ago

    If you were involved in a scam, that's your business.  If you ripped off your bank and failed to deposit "good" money, and spent what you didn't have, then you will have to repay it plus interest, and possibly face criminal charges and go to jail.  If you can't pay it now, you will pay it later.  Somehow, some day.  You will repay it.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
  • Judy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Thy close the account and your credit is ruined.

  • 3 months ago

    Your account is closed and you are reported to CheckSystem so you cannot open another one at any bank.  And you still have the pay the money.  In some cases, even though you were a victim of the scam, you can still be arrested for depositing the check.

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Being action against the bank for negligence .

  • 3 months ago

    Civil Action - Sued by the bank.


    Criminal Action - Charged with Criminal Fraud

  • Adam
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    Then you will owe the money and it will go to their debt recovery team, this is assuming the bank insists you are at fault, anyway your best to talk to the bank and not stick your head in the sand 

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