Originally Posted by SwampWitch
I wouldn't give anybody my bank account number! I'd really question what they are going to do with the credit card number. Sounds bogus to me!
We used to make a renter's resume, and the landlord or property manager could call former places we'd rented and find out about our payment record. Like you, I'm very uncomfortable about giving out bank account numbers and wouldn't do it.
And whether the information is available elsewhere or not, e.g on your cheques, it's one thing for the person to read that information off a cheque given to him as part of a contract that you have entered into, and quite another for a total stranger to ask for it, prior to having such a relationship. Gives me the willies, that does.