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But I think maybe you missed the point - so if we try to cash a check that turns out to be fake, we the victims become the criminals. I have a hard time seeing that this is right.
I've also never agreed with the banks charging the person who attempts to deposit a check with NSF a fee because the check writer didn't have funds in their account - why is the depositor responsible for the check writer's balance (or lack of)? Charge the person who wrote the rubber.
I've even read stories about banks trying to get people who tried to cash a bogus check thrown in jail. Again, why not go after the person who wrote the check? Why is it on the victim to try to determine if a check is valid? Common sense will tell most of us when someone is trying to scam us on Craigslist, but in general, are you seriously expected to know if every check is valid and funded? This is what you get when the corporations are allowed to buy the government.