I am trying to perform a landscaping job for someone. However, they are telling me that the ex-owner of the house he is trying to buy does not accept credit cards. He is asking me to pay for the closing fee by sending me his credit card information and sending the ex-owner a certain amount to pay for it while giving me the downpayment for the landscaping work that is needed to be done. Should I be cautious of this?

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    Does this answer your question? Stranger sent me $12,100
    – glibdud
    Jul 24 '20 at 15:29
  • Absolutely, exact same thing. Thank you!
    – Marshall
    Jul 24 '20 at 15:56
  • If the other person is the ex-owner, surely there are no fees left to pay? If they're not (yet) the ex-owner, why are you performing a job for someone that isn't, and might not become, the new owner? I'd stay clear until the house has changed hands.
    – TripeHound
    Jul 24 '20 at 15:59
  • That was my concern. I was waiting until confirmation for the house to be paid for by the person wanting the landscaping done.
    – Marshall
    Jul 24 '20 at 16:23

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