If you write a check for $387,860.58 how do they know if you have the funds?

If You buy a home in cash and write a check for the full amount but really you only have $2.49 in the checking account 

What happens you sign the check it takes a few days to clear , you celebrate and then 3 days later you say ohhhhhh shhhhhhucks...

Then When check bounces you be like “ohhhh I transferred the funds to crypto I’ll get them back don’t worry ....then at that point you say 

“This now my home and you can’t enter it without a search warrant 

See you can pull this off ? Or no 

22 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    They don't. That is why a personal check WILL NOT be accepted at closing. If you don't use a CASHIERS CHECK, or other VERIFIED funds, the closing WILL NOT HAPPEN.

    Also note: If you write a check you KNOW won't clear, you WILL be charged with criminal fraud.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You go to jail if you pull a stunt like that.  You probably WOULDN'T go to jail (but they'd hold the cheque or your bank you'd write a cashier's cheque if you had $380,000 in the bank, but still, they wouldn't be happy.

  • John
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Your conveyancing lawyer / solicitor would handle it all.    You do not exchange contracts until the money is in the client account of the lawyer / solicitor.   Then the money is transferred to the seller.    Then you get the keys. 

    So no purchase can take place based on a bad check. 

  • 1 month ago

    You never get to write the check. It would never get to closing.  Your offer would only be accepted upon verification of the funds. No seller's attorney would order the various pre-closing paperwork - which incur costs that must be paid for - without verifying funds on an all-cash offer. Do you really think people are that stupid?

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Where I live in the US, there's a "settlement meeting", where your bank wires the amount due to the seller.  No checks change hands.  If the required amount isn't wired, the settlement does not happen, and the house isn't purchased.

  • 1 month ago

    No. You don't get the keys to your "new home" until your money transfers.  If you write a bad check you can be prosecuted for fraud. 

    It's not even remotely possible. 

  • garry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    its called deception , you end up in jail , best part is they have tp cloth you , accomidate you and feed you , all free of charge , simple isnt it .hope you like your 10 year holiday ..😁😁😁😁😁😁

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, they would require a certified check

  • 1 month ago

    It is not your home until you pay for it and receive the title.  You do not receive the title when you hand them the check.  You get it when the check clears.   And they will check on your bank account before you leave the building.  This may be your first rodeo, but it is not theirs ......unless you are dealing with someone who is even more of an imbecile.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In my country, we have to pay with a bank cheque which the bank issues for a small fee only if you have the funds to begin with. A bank cheque does not bounce. 

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