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A friend of mine who is away wants to help me pay off my credit card debit. I don’t want to give my personal info out. He said that until I’m comfortable I can pay it using his account and routing number. Is that possible? How does it work ?

marked as duplicate by Nathan L, JoeTaxpayer Oct 8 '18 at 21:39

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    This is almost certainly a scam. You'll make some payment from the account, something will go wrong, you'll need to pay them back, etc. Have ever met this friend in person? Why can't they just make the payment themselves? – Glen Pierce Oct 8 '18 at 16:52
  • I have not met in person. He’s is traveling a lot. And I’ve talked with him on phone and he seems genuine but honestly who knows – Bg97 Oct 8 '18 at 17:22
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    If this is legit, he can simply write you a check; all he needs is your name to do that. (Of course, you then need to decide if a check he writes will actually clear.) – chepner Oct 8 '18 at 18:44
  • @GlenPierce You should make that an answer. – Rupert Morrish Oct 8 '18 at 20:09
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This is almost certainly a scam. You'll make some payment from the account, something will go wrong, you'll need to pay them back, then the payment from their account will bounce.

Since you've never met this person in person, their identity is probably false. They probably have been doing this to several people at once and have a lot of experience gaining confidence of others. Why can't they just make the payment themselves?

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