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For some reason I am very skeptical in requests like this one. But I do know that this is a common business practice. I buy samples from Korean companies many times and I always transfer money to their bank accounts directly.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
It can easily be the start of someone stealing your identity.
uh, if someone acquires your bank account number they can already pull money from it and then acquire all the rest of your info from there.
pretty easy really, I wouldn't give anyone my bank account number unless they are committed to protecting the personal information that I have now shared with them.
better make sure you trust them, it is a big deal.
What Corey Bryant and jatar_k wrote sounds scary. What can they do with just my bank account number?
I searched on google for "give out bank account" and there are quite a few government sites telling you NOT to give out bank account numbers. This government site from the UK even go as far as "Giving your bank details is like giving a burglar your front door key and telling him when you’ll be out."
What really puzzles me is, most business, especially import export business use this method for many overseas transactions. It is very hard to imagine this is not a safe way to do business overseas.
[edited by: Raymond at 8:37 pm (utc) on April 4, 2005]
just as easy as if someone has your visa number, actually probably easier.
If you dont know or trust them, dont give them you account number, let them send you a cheque or some other type of payment.