What happens if I don’t pay a collection agency for a bounced check?

Asked on November 9, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Arkansas


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you bounced the check on purpose (i.e., knowing there is no money in the account to cover the check), then you must pay the fees associated with the bounced check and the money owed originally and the collection agency could press charges and nullify any repayment agreement you may have with that agency. It could also impact your credit score, as well.

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