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What in the world?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by 3Dsigns, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. 3Dsigns

    3Dsigns Member

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    Guy comes into my shop, wants to write me a check for my services, have me sign the back of the check and hand it back to him, then he wants to pay me in cash? What was he trying to pull? In my 22 years in business I've never encountered anything like this before. Thanks
     
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  2. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    No idea. Maybe getting a copy of your signature was the goal and the rest was a weird diversion.
     
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  3. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    did you do anything else besides writing your name?
    if the check is deposited or cashed, the money would come from his account.

    guessing he wanted a receipt for the transaction for taxes?
     
  4. 3Dsigns

    3Dsigns Member

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    I told the guy I would give him a receipt. Took a photo of his driver's license, He said I was "causing him too much trouble", tore the check up, took the cash and left.
     
  5. chester215

    chester215 Just call me Chester.

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    Anyone win a case against you in small claims court lately??
    Maybe he is trying to get your bank account number.
     
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  6. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I'd wager he wanted to give you a stack of fake 20's he bought from the other sign company down the road. What was the grand total to be?
     
  7. 3Dsigns

    3Dsigns Member

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    No, I've never been taken to small claims, neither have I sued anyone.
     
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    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I can't see the downside for you if you ended up with cash,
    unless he was trying to cover up his own check fraud.
     
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  9. 3Dsigns

    3Dsigns Member

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    Almost $2600
     
  10. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Sounds fishy. My guess is something like fake bills he wanted to pay you with. But that would be pretty stupid since the bank would just ask you where you got so much fake cash from...
    Maybe he's just paranoid of leaving checks 'lying around'...
     
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  11. 3Dsigns

    3Dsigns Member

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    Considering the weirdness of the proposition, I was afraid to take his stack of $100 bills, and I didn't have one of those counterfeit money pen thingys. Been alot of counterfeit money circulating around here lately. I had a couple of the pens on order and they just came in this morning.
     
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  12. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I'd call the sheriff and give him a heads up...
     
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  13. 3Dsigns

    3Dsigns Member

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    I called the sheriff's department and they had no idea what he was up to either. But the officer I spoke with said everything was recorded in case something else came up.
     
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