What to do if you received a bad check as a freelancer?
My client on Thursday sent me a check from a Wells Fargo business bank account with insufficient funds (at least that is what my bank explained to me). The check cleared within 24 hours by Friday, but was returned on Tuesday. Called my bank and they told me I had to wait until today for the "processing" tag to disappear. Was charged a return item chargeback fee, and the entire check was reversed.
I made a purchase order on behalf of the client after the check cleared. This was covered by the check. The amount has left my bank account negative, unfortunately.
Client has not been responsive.