jpete wrote:Don't get caught carrying a large amount of cash. That is apparently a sign of criminal activity and will result in getting your cash confiscated and you having to prove you're innocent.
Yeah, I love that confiscation thing where the cops can grab money, vehicles, etc. and keep or sell them for their own benefit. Talk about a conflict of interest!
What bugged me, in the car-buying attempt, was the woman's bank telling her a check could "later" prove fraudulent and she could be held responsible. I believe all check clearing now is electronic, and takes less than 24 hours. Then, the drawn-on bank must return a non-sufficient-funds check within a day, or it has forfeited the right to return it. So within a couple of days the car seller should have been confident that the money was good, period.