Let's say that I'm getting reimbursed for an out of pocket expense by a company. Due to this post I'm concerned about giving out my account number. even if I trust the company - the account number can leak. If reimbursement using acount number happens with multiple companies - that risk rises.

What would be the safest ways to get such reimbursement remotely?

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    You could have them write and mail a check. It's worked for many, many years; it still works.
    – keshlam
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 2:43
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    @keshlam I've not heard of an arbitrary company doing a direct bank transfer for an expense reimbursement so a check is probably the most logical way to handle it. If the OP is concerned about his or her employer having his/her account number, then that's a different level of tinfoil hat wearing.
    – Eric
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 3:32

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To make it an official Answer: If you aren't willing to give them any of your own banking information, have them write you a check.

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