Is this request legit?

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Re: Is this request legit?

Postby graveleye » Nov 24, 2015 8:34 am

NZcaver wrote:I agree it's probably a scam, but the bank account number thing doesn't quite work that way. Just knowing somebody's account number doesn't give a person access to withdraw money from an account.


if you give them the routing number of your checking account they can. Even with your employers direct deposit that routing number can also allow them to take money out.
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Re: Is this request legit?

Postby onebat » Nov 24, 2015 9:44 am

Your bank routing number and account number are on every check you write. You can use that to have someone transfer funds INTO your account, but I think you would have to have some sort of verification of identity to take money out.
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Re: Is this request legit?

Postby Tlaloc » Nov 24, 2015 11:31 am

Even if this was legit, what would he want to do with these locations? Publish them, obviously.

Would you betray the caving community for almost no money?
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Re: Is this request legit?

Postby Bumbalawski » Nov 24, 2015 12:55 pm

If a person accepts the money this guy offers, they also incur liability. That is when it can get ugly.
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Re: Is this request legit?

Postby NZcaver » Nov 25, 2015 4:50 am

graveleye wrote:
NZcaver wrote:I agree it's probably a scam, but the bank account number thing doesn't quite work that way. Just knowing somebody's account number doesn't give a person access to withdraw money from an account.

if you give them the routing number of your checking account they can. Even with your employers direct deposit that routing number can also allow them to take money out.

No, "they" (random people) can't take money out just because they have the routing number to your checking account. "They" (your employer) is a different situation, because your direct deposit agreement usually allows an employer limited rights to reverse overpayment, for example. I've given out my routing/account number to relative strangers so they can do one-time direct deposits into my account. No real security risk with this. It's not like I'm giving them the online user name and password.
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Re: Is this request legit?

Postby aa3jy » Dec 1, 2015 8:02 am

Called the NSS office and they advised to contact the grotto that this individual maybe affiliated with...At this time no reply back from the grotto
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Re: Is this request legit?

Postby ohiocaver » Dec 1, 2015 5:57 pm

So did anyone contact him and find out what his game really is?
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