The mysterious cheque..

In May, an envelope dropped through my front door, addressed to me at my business, containing a cheque for 3000 euros.

I haven’t cashed it, hoping maybe the people who sent it would contact me. They haven’t. Satisfy my curiosity, internet – where the hell and who the hell did this come from?

As for why I haven’t cashed it, I was informed by my bank that that would be very naughty if it didn’t belong to me. I’m still half bloody tempted but I’m sure, if it was ever real, it has expired by now.

Envelope

Envelope


(No, I’m not putting my address online – not that it isn’t already public enough.)

Postmark

Postmark

Post mark

Post mark


Post marking looks like it *might* say s’Hertogenbosch, stamp is definitely Dutch, and Gebruik ‘m goed seems to translate fairly well into ‘proper use’ or ‘use it well’.

Cheque and Envelope

Cheque and Envelope


Not gonna lie, I sat looking at this for a bit.. I could really do with three thousand euros.

Cheque

Cheque


59077 Hamm refers to a district in Hamm, Germany. Most of the cheque is German, and… well, thats pretty much as far as I got.

I live in Leicester, UK. Assuming this is an error in some eCommerce or Payroll software, I was able to identify three companies with bases in s’Hertogenbosch, NL, and Leicester, UK. I’m linking them to this post.

Anyone recognise the cheque or manage to translate any of this any better?

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One Response to The mysterious cheque..

  1. Emily Mallard says:

    Seems a bit odd that the cheque is printed in German but is made out in English. Generally you have six months to pay in a cheque after its date so you might still have time now. May I also draw your attention to this:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2006/nov/28/consumernews.consumeraffairs

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