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post #1 of 41
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Hi all, sorry if this is wrong section.

Basically ive been asked to provide my sort code & acc number on here for a bank payment for some stuff im selling, im just not sure about the safety of doing this?

What is the usual procedure for doing bank transfers when selling on OCN?

Is it safe?

thanks
post #2 of 41
Just account number and routing number? The payee/receiver has to get these numbers or else how would they know were to send the money?

Can't use PayPal?
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I have never done it, and never would.
post #4 of 41
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account number and sort code they;ve asked for: xx-xx-xx and xxxxxxxx style numbers that appear on the card.
post #5 of 41
Same procedures as day to day. OCN or not, you're giving out personal information. If you don't feel comfortable with that, let the other person know.

If you can use paypal or some other more secure means, that would probably be preferred by most here on OCN.
    
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Originally Posted by nubz;13820406 
I have never done it, and never would.
Surely, you have... any time you use a check or electronic money transfer.
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post #7 of 41
I would just use PayPal. I use nothing else with private buyers/sellers.

Account and Sort codes could potentially be used for fraudulent purposes. Although on OCN I would like to think its safe enough, but you never know!
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hmm, problem is they dont like paypal, but then again I dont feel safe giving out my bank details.

I will try and push to use paypal.
post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by $ilent;13820439 
hmm, problem is they dont like paypal, but then again I dont feel safe giving out my bank details.

I will try and push to use paypal.

Yeah, with just the routing number/account number they can't do much, except deposit money, but still, too risky. They also wanted your card number? As in, Debit Card?
post #10 of 41
I would go sign up for a paypal account and use that.


I have never given my bank info to a member of an internet forum and I never will...

It is NOT day to day activity to give your account and routing to a stranger on a forum.

And unless OCN will offer some kind of fraud security I think forum mods should really tread lightly on this subject.
You can send people money and receive nothing in return in the for sale section here and the most they will do is ban them. Your money WILL NOT be reimbursed by OCN
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