I think someone sent me a fraud check. I was talking with him before and he sent this check to me without my consent or

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Customer: I think someone sent me a fraud check. I was talking with him before and he sent this check to me without my consent or prior knowledge. I donʻt know who the sender or who the signee is on the check, so i have just been holding on to it. I since blocked this person but he keeps emailing me from different emails threatening me with arrest by fbi and local police unless i cash and send him the money in the check. I donʻt believe i did anything wrong and want to destroy the check but also want to keep it just in case. What should i do?
JA: Do you have any upcoming court dates on the fraud charges?
Customer: No
JA: In what state did the fraud occur?
Customer: iʻm in hawaii, he says he is in california and the check is from his client who is in tennessee (based on sender address). But the company listed on the check says based in New York
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: i just want to know that i didnʻt do anything wrong and that blocking him will eventually tire him out
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Hello! Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I am an attorney ready to answer your questions with top-quality service. Just a few quick things before we get started:

I’m sorry to hear you are having these problems with your legal issue. I know that can be frustrating. However, we can get this resolved quickly;

I always go for immediate responses, but I am occasionally called away for client meetings. Your question is important to me and I intend to help you to the best of my ability.

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Thank you Stephen
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This is a scam.  The check will not clear.  Destroy the check and do not respond.  Block all numbers.  They want you to deposit the check and then have your bank information and will gut the account.

Customer
I thought so. The check is for a ridiculous amount and he thinks i can do an atm deposit
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StephenH129, Expert

No.  This is all a ruse.  I am sorry this is happening.  Destroy it as it is less than worthless.

Customer
Iʻve been getting emails from him and his associates with threats. They took pictures from my social media account and made fake fbi wanted signs.
Customer
I changed all my passwords and added other layers of security. Iʻve saved the threatening emails, just in case, but have blocked all email address and numbers
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StephenH129, Expert

They prey on fear.  Ignore them outright.  Nothing good happens here.

Customer
Nothing can happen to me, right?
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StephenH129, Expert

Sounds good.  That is a sound plan.

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StephenH129, Expert

No.  You are fine.  You are the victim.

Customer
Thank you. I just wanted to be reassured.
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StephenH129, Expert

My pleasure.  Anything else I can help with or answer?

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Not right now. Thank you very much.
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StephenH129, Expert

Happy to help.  Thank you for using just answers.  Take care now.

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