Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
I have a dear friend that received a nice $3,000.00 "cashier's check" from someone who bought her antique desk. The check was bad. These days, I would never trust a cashier's check unless I know and trust the person that presented it.
If you go to the bank with the buyer and the bank issues you a check and you SEE them issue a check, then you should not have a problem. However, make sure you go into the bank with the buyer because for all you know, the buyer might simply walk around the bank for a bit and hand you a bogus check that was not issued by the bank.
Luck to ya, Bob
Good advice. This is something of a concern of mine. I guess what is unclear to me is does this have to be HIS bank that we go through or is it my bank? My bank is just down the road from my house, so that is not an issue. Who provides the notary stamp?