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Is it wise to give someone your account and routing number for a service?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by turbopugsleylx, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a guy asking me about some SEO type services that I provide and he wants to place the order by sending me a wire transfer to my bank....

    Is there anything I should be worried about or concerned with? Is there anything malicious someone can do with a routing and account number to send a wire transfer to me?

    Just seemed kinda suspicious that the only way he wanted to do business was with wire and not paypal or even western union....spidey senses kinda tingling but not sure if I should be worried....

    Anyone?
     
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    Listen to the tingle. Sounds like they are out of the country? Sorry but you can even get VCC here to pay the bill with.
     
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    Yeh I know how these nigerian scams works and such with the money orders....but I guess the red flag would be if he asks me to send a portion of the money back to him? If that doesn't happen would it be pretty safe considering his service will take months to complete and the money is likely to be chargedback by then if there was an issue?