Paid a contractor by accident can I recouped my money?

I mistakenly sent a check to the wrong
contractor in Virginia they cashed it I cannot
get ahold of them can I recoup my money some
how

Asked on December 11, 2018 under Business Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Yes, you can: receiving money by mistake does NOT let you keep it. You can sue them for the money (such as in small claims court, as your own attorney or "pro se")--that is the mechanism (and the only mechanism) for recovering your funds.


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