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post #21 of 41
If someone was to commit fraud with your routing and account numbers, I believe they will need a photo ID to do so. You can't just walk into a bank and fill out a withdrawal slip and take money out. Otherwise every person or business you have ever sent a check to has access to your money.
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I would err on the side of caution and not give out my bank account info. I would tell them paypal or take a hike.
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post #23 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by tout View Post
If someone was to commit fraud with your routing and account numbers, I believe they will need a photo ID to do so. You can't just walk into a bank and fill out a withdrawal slip and take money out. Otherwise every person or business you have ever sent a check to has access to your money.
Bear in mind however that the original poster is in the UK. We (might) have different rules and regulations about drawing money out at banks etc.
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post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
You do this every time you write a check.
I never write checks. All my banking is done online. As such, although electronic checks carry your routing / checking account #s, I only use them to pay reputable companies (credit card, utility, mortgage, etc.). I never give out my banking info to individuals.
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Paypal or wait for another buyer-
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post #26 of 41
I would use paypal or at the very least, start another checking account for online shopping and things of this sort. I have an old student checking account I use so, my main account doesn't have the chance to be ransacked.
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post #27 of 41
If its not https I don't supply any of my personal stuff
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Olepolecat View Post
Routing and account numbers are at the bottom of every check you write. Somebody could deposit funds with those numbers, but couldn't withdraw.
Some random jerk can't, but you can initiate a third party ACH transfer without primary account holder foreknowledge with a few more steps in the process. Scam guys would have/know those steps. I do it all the time with my clients accounts and if an issue comes up the bank usually calls their customer before they bother calling us to get a poa faxed over.
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post #29 of 41
I wouldn't worry about it mate, standard Bank Transfer/Deposit procedure.

He's not asking for the long number on the front of your card, nor the last three digits of your security code.

Bank Account number and Sort Code are requirements to make a deposit, just give your name as Mr Whatever, as oppose to your full name, not that it really matters.
He'll need more details than that to commit any fraud, DOB, address (last address of a couple of years ago can be found via 192.com with a full name to input anyway).
He can't spend anything on your account without the rest of the numbers.

Paypal gives the sender/receiver your full name anyway, I wouldn't worry about it.
Yeah Paypal's the preferred method, no doubt. But if they aint got one, and wanna buy your bits, what else can you do. What did you do before Paypal?

It's good to be cautious, but you those numbers are only made for depositing money.
 
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post #30 of 41
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Bear in mind however that the original poster is in the UK. We (might) have different rules and regulations about drawing money out at banks etc.
The majority of banks in the UK require your card and pin number before you can withdraw. Before that you had to have a bank book to withdraw money. It's fine to give bank details out to users on here, though I restrict Bank Transfer payments to users I actually trust and know. To even set up a direct debit the need key information about you that is not easy to get.

That being said if you are not comfortable with it, do not do it.
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