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#1990717 - 01/23/15 06:20 PM check deposited in foreign country - help!
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Our customer wrote a check to a company in Germany back in 11/2013. The check cleared his account on 12/23/13 and NOW they are asking us to find out information regarding the endorsement. Has anyone had this happen before with a foreign country? I found contact information for the bank on line and emailed them requesting information on filing a forged endorsement claim but have not heard anything back from them. Are we in any we responsible for reimbursing our customer for this money?

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#1990732 - 01/23/15 07:00 PM Re: check deposited in foreign country - help! madukes
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Who is asking about the endorsement? Any claim would have to come from the foreign company.
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#1990736 - 01/23/15 07:10 PM Re: check deposited in foreign country - help! madukes
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Our customer is asking to find out information "before they have to issue another check"

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#1990761 - 01/23/15 07:47 PM Re: check deposited in foreign country - help! madukes
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How much is it for and is it worth getting legal counsel involved? You would have to engage someone that knows the basics of German law to find out what you may or may not be able to do about it over there and also whether or not if once a check leaves the US is it still governed under US law????
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#1990771 - 01/23/15 08:04 PM Re: check deposited in foreign country - help! madukes
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Ron, the check was for $3600 US. I could try Western Union to see if they can provide any information/advice - they handle our foreign check collections for us.

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#1990835 - 01/23/15 09:43 PM Re: check deposited in foreign country - help! madukes
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Madukes, Please allow me to introduce Randy (not Ron) Carey. He's one of our BOL Gurus, and our most prolific poster. Randy, meet madukes, who's from Flyer's Country, which takes in a great deal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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#1990838 - 01/23/15 09:49 PM Re: check deposited in foreign country - help! madukes
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I am so sorry Randy! Don't know where I got Ron from smile

I heard back from Western Union and they have no experience with the bank whose endorsement is on the back of the check. Waiting to hear from our branch to verify the payee is in fact claiming they never received the check.

and yes John, Flyers Country does take up a lot of PA (excluding Pittsburgh! LOL)
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