Can a person display a bounced check on-line with all of your personal information, even after you paid half of it off?

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Can a person display a bounced check on-line with all of your personal information, even after you paid half of it off?

Is this against the law?

Asked on October 1, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

There actually is no law against doing this, so unless the other person had signed or executed some contract or agreement stating that he would not do this, he can display this information. That said, if you suffer some loss or theft because of his actions--for example, someone uses the bank account information on the check to steal from you--there is an excellent chance you could hold him liable: i.e. sue him for the amount of your loss. That's because displaying another person's bank account information publically would be negligent, or unreasonably careless, at best. So, like driving when too tired, or having a viscious dog off the leash, this is something some "can" do in the sense that there is no law stopping it ahead of time--but the person may suffer the consequences if something bad happens.


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