If your friend is correct, then it would also be illegal to pre-date a check which keeps someone from being able to cash it until that date.Post-dating a check is when you write the check on the 17th but date it for the 25th, so it can't be cashed for a week after it is written.There’s nothing wrong with post-dating a check and asking the person you owe money to hold off on cashing it.People do this all the time, and it's not against the law.If someone presents you with a spreadsheet of the last month's stock prices and asks you to pick the date on which you want to pretend that you granted, or were granted, several million options, might that not at least spur further inquiry?
And this is why defenses to backdating sometimes get hard for me to understand.
State: Georgia I got a call from my landlord today complaining that my rent check was post dated, and that I needed to send a new one ASAP.
I have done so, but my confusion is that she said that post dating a check is illegal.
If you’re running a little short of cash before payday, yet you need to pay a bill, you may be tempted to solve the problem by writing your check, but dating it for after the day you get paid – when you know you’ll have money in the bank.
Many people post-date checks for everything from car payments to rent, and they think they’re safe because the bank can’t cash the check before the date written on it, right? If you try this ploy you could end up with an overdrawn checking account, an angry payee and a ding to your credit.