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bad check

A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of bad checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
See also: bad, check
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"The only way to find out if bad check law applies to EFT is to take it to court....
On March 31, 2015, a federal court entered a consent order against NCG and its related entities, which requires them to pay a $50,000 civil money penalty and prohibits them from operating a bad check diversion program unless under the supervision of a state or district attorney's office, and prohibits them from sending any letters to individuals about entering such a program unless the office has reviewed and provided written confirmation to the company that there is reason to believe the individuals being contacted violated the law.
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The sources added that the Resolution of Commercial Disputes office will continue to look into cases of bad checks until commercial courts are established.
Between March 11 and March 30, the Houses have written nearly $13,500 in bad checks at such locations as Cabela's, Safeway and Bi-Mart.
The note revealed that the woman's real name is Pamala Brown and she had been the subject of outstanding warrants for violating probation related to bad check writing and forgery, as well as a DWI and other traffic violations.
Some issues that could affect civil recovery include estoppel provisions and bad check litigation.
"If an ordinary citizen wrote a bad check, he could pay a penalty of up to $25 or face interest on the overdraft," declared Time.
By law, a company operating a bad check diversion program is not able to contact a consumer about the program until a prosecutor's office has reviewed the case and determined the consumer is eligible.
The county check enforcement program has helped get more than $250,000 in restitution in bad check cases since 2004, District Attorney Alex Gardner said.
The ISF confiscated a pistol and a bad check in their possession.
14 after discovering the applicant was about to be arraigned for allegedly writing a bad check.
But what about the bad check? Somehow a bad check feels different from a simple past-due account balance.
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