This story is beyond disturbing. How the hell can you run a bank if you let things like this happen?
Some dude apparently sold a bike on Craigslist and got paid with a odd looking check. When he went to cash it in at his local Bank of America branch he asked the teller to see if it is legit. The teller called police, and the guy was held at gunpoint, thrown on the floor, cuffed, thrown into jail and then release at a hefty bail. All of this because he was given a phony check by some internet fraudster.
If you have a BoA account, you probably should cancel it and move to a different bank which will not treat you like a criminal. If you do, remember to send Mark Frauenfelder at Boingboing an email – he is keeping a tally of how much money the bank is loosing because of this incident.
[tags]bank of america, boa, bank, fraud, craigslist, fraud, check[/tags]