When offered tobe paid with a check should i accept and wait till the check clears or should i turn

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What is your take on payments in check form?? Turn down the payment?? or accept and wait for the check to show up and clear when deposited and then ship the item?
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@Cartertgriffin

I would not accept.

If you're not dealing with someone you know, it will be the check scam 10/10

Even when it clears it does not mean it's legitimate and you'll get called by your bank to clear things up.

Some banks will even make you pay the money back if you've withdrawn it.

Why trust any IOUs?

My advice is to only deal with cash in person or use the OfferUp payment system.

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Hi there, @Cartertgriffin!

 

We always recommend using cash or OfferUp Payments if you're using our Shipping feature. I don't recommend accepting a check for this type of transaction Smiley Happy

Level 9
Anybody who wants to mail you a check on this app or Craigslist is a scammer.
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@Cartertgriffin

I would not accept.

If you're not dealing with someone you know, it will be the check scam 10/10

Even when it clears it does not mean it's legitimate and you'll get called by your bank to clear things up.

Some banks will even make you pay the money back if you've withdrawn it.

Why trust any IOUs?

My advice is to only deal with cash in person or use the OfferUp payment system.

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Level 1
what is a check?????
RWW
Level 1

Never ever accept a check when selling anything.I cannot emphasize this enough. Before you meet the person for payment make sure they know that it is a cash only transaction.

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Thx