A man from Wolfville sold his Ford Explorer on an Internet site recently, then had the cheque for payment bounce.
Community policing officer Blair MacMurtery recommends not taking a cheque in payment from a stranger.
“Do a little background,” he recommends, especially when selling something on the Internet. “There are other ways to secure payment.”
If there is not enough money in the cheque writer’s account to cover the cheque, the cheque will be returned to the seller’s bank as NSF, or non-sufficient funds.