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Should I deposit this check?

About a week ago I listed one of our tractors for sale. Had someone contact me via text simply asking who and where to send the check for the full asking price



"plus and extra $45.40 for your running around and $2000 for my shipper upon retrieval"


So I said what the heck and added a zero to my address and respelled my name a little and sent him the info. We went back and forth a little and then much to my surprise, I get a check in the mail.


I'm 100% sure this guy is a scammer, but what do I do with the check? If I deposit it, does that somehow make my bank info vulnerable?


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The check is probably fake. Also it will probably cost you $20 in fees when it bounces. Call the issuing bank and find out if that account exists.



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well, it's safer to deposit it into a new account, just in case ...
and i wouldn't release the tractor, or pay the shipper until the cheque clears, and the actual cash in your hand ..
cash is so much easier ...

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Usually, the "shipper" is set up to be right there on the spot, so that you pay the "shipper" $2000 before the check from the "buyer" clears. You're out the $2000 plus the bounced check fee. That you got the check now and wondering about the rest means they either screwed up their timing, or the scam has "evolved" somehow. Had this same thing happen on a combine 8 years ago.
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Two things: why can't they pay the shipper and why are they buying something sight unseen?
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Seems funny to actually have a cheque in hand already. Seems like red flags all over the place. How much is it for? Could you possibly just cash it instead of deposit, get the bank to look into it first to see if there is money to cover the cheque before giving it over.

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Cashing it won't help you the bank will still hold you responsible for the check as you will have gotten the money . It most definitely is a scam . Take the check to the cops .
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Could you possibly just cash it instead of deposit, get the bank to look into it first to see if there is money to cover the cheque before giving it over.
I'm not even aware that you can cash a check anymore. At our Credit Union you have to deposit it and then withdraw the money separately after. They almost make it into a public shaming to withdraw any large amount of cash nowadays.

I'm at a loss as to how the scammer could ascertain any info from you depositing a check??? Either it should clear or not??? I just wouldn't let the equipment out of my sight until I had verified who the buyer is and that he/she is legit....and I had the money. Any legit buyer should wish to prove such to you.

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Saman your right when you take cash from the bank,they treat you like your doing something wrong even if it’s your money. A few years back I withdrew 20000$ in US dollars to go and pay for a header. It was a dealer in the states and was coming up to a long weekend in Canada so wiring the funds was not going to happen that quick. I arrived at the dealer to see the header and struck a deal. When going in to pay for it so I could tow it home I produced the cash and immediately the look on the salesman face turned white. I explained why the cash and he eventually took it but photo copied every bill and had me sign the image.what ever happened to the days of cash is king.
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No I wouldn't deposit it. You know it's a scam and it will only cause you problems later.

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