i worked a job for a special event was given a total of 3 checks. i deposited them all fine and then was told 2 weeks later that the second check was a duplicate to the first and they now want me to refund the amount of that check in cash to the store. i have not been contacted by the GM or the companies accountant another employee. what should i do?
If this was a one-time job then there is a good chance that this is a scam. They gave you three checks. When you send cash back, you’ll find that shortly afterwards all three checks bounce.
It’s also possibly a rogue employee. The company pays three checks, you pay cash back and the rogue employee puts it in his pocket. Paying by check and asking for cash back is the mother of all red flags 🚩 🚩.
At the very least you should contact a different person in accounting to verify this story.
Who were you contacted by? Do they have the authority to make such a request? Did you reach out to management or HR at the company to discuss this with them?
If it were me, I'd contact someone at the company who has the authority to make this request and I would get the request in writing on company letterhead... then I'd consult an attorney before doing anything else.
It's a scam.
- Completely ignore this absurd 'request' until you literally hear from the owner (ie you physically talk with the owner, ideally in person not on the phone).
Do not even reply, until you hear from the owner.
IF anything ever comes of this...
- Do NOTHING, NOTHING until you get a request in writing. It must be printed paper, signed and dated by the owner. And it must be handed to you in person by the owner.
IF anything ever comes of that...
regarding handing them literally cash - ROFL - write a check
Have them write out on paper a receipt that you handed them a check
I certainly would call the company to let them know what is happening. It does sound like a scam to me, and they might not know about it.
If they paid you money and you accepted it in good faith, believing this to be the agreed-upon remuneration, you are entitled to cash it and keep it. If they made a mistake, the mistake is theirs. Especially if you were an employee and this is a salary check.