About 5 years ago, I participated in an educational training program. Recently, they sent me an envelope with a check for $300 in the mail. There was no explanation attached. The check looks okay, has their proper business address and is from a respectable local bank.
I tried calling the company but got lost in their customer service department.
I would theorize that it had something to do with the CARES act based on timing, but I attended this program years ago. And didn't pay them much to begin with. More surprisingly, they had my current address correct, and I moved three times since attending the program. And never gave them my updated address.
Is this check safe to deposit?
I tried calling the company but got lost in their customer service department. I would try again. Seriously. They won't hang up on you - you shouldn't either until they can answer definitively whether they did or did not send you a cheque recently.