I did not stop payment to do fraud. It was because person or company was trying to scam me. If I would of known stopping payment on check was criminal, I would"nt have done it. I hired a moving company thinking it was World Wide Vans and got a quote. It was only after truck was loaded and gone. Did I find out what I was actually being charged. I had no option but to pay the 60percent they demanded, or my stuff would be held hostage. I never got bill of laden. I was told it would be emailed to me. It was"nt emailed to me until day before delivery. Thats when I found out who actual moving company was. Upon investigating on internet and talking to drivers who worked for him. I found out what a scam artist he was. I would of not gotten my belongings if I did not present some form of payment. My stuff would of been put in storage and I would of been chargrd 800 dollars a month. People have filed charges on him. Only for him to change his name or the name of his company. What rights do people have? This man needs to be put out of business! He is using the law against me. But hiding from it for himself. What can I do?
May 16, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
As the saying goes, two wrongs do not make a right. If I understand correctly, at this point all of the moving services have been performed and you have paid nothing for those services. Have you offered to pay anything, such as the amount originally quoted? You can't just stiff them outright. You could try to work out an agreement in writing under which you agree to pay X as full payment and the moving company agrees not to pursue any criminal charges.
May 16, 2012
Is it illegal to stop payment on a check for a deposit to purchase land in Florida. There is no contract.