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Originally posted by jeremy you can now pay by using you checking account.
how are you supposed to use a checking account number? most banks will think you are a thief trying to commit fraud if you just come into a bank with a list of bank account numbers and start asking for money........
I believe he means by electronic debit not by just going into his bank with a bunch of account numbers and asking for cash. for example if my checking account number on my checks is 1234567899 and routing is 123456789 I would fill out the form he has for signing up with this info in the correct area and then where he runs his transactions through would debit said account number.
that seems extremely dangerous, seems as bad that as giving somebody your credit card number. there is not a chance in hell i would ever give somebody my checking account number, access to my bank account or credit card bill.
admin guy you should take normal checks, they are probably the safest way for these guys to send you money.......things like money orders cost like 10 bucks just to fill out!
hahah your funny, checks are not the safest....believe me I work for a bank and i hear the legal dept always talking bout people who make fraudulent checks, all he would need is the draft id and the routing number a good printer and some blank printable checks and he could print his own checks and take ur money...heh only safest way is pure cash or paypal as far as i know is pretty safe.....but either way there is always a way for someone to get your info *example* i dun use my debit card or credit card alot but go figure i have been the victim of credit card fraud and debit card fraud....and i work at the place i have that account through...if i wanted i could get hundreds of peoples account numbers and go on a check writing frenzy...be pointless though only get to enjoy all the computers i would build for a couple of days before they narrowed down who had been looking in that account anyways...& on a side note i dun know where u get your money orders from but here they are like a buck a piece first one is free for members. but then again depends on how much that company wants to charge. oops another edit
One suggestion could be if you wanna contribute ask jeremy something he needs in the way of something hardware like heh go buy him a processor that should leave u good for bout two years *just a guess* or something small and have it shipped to a P.O. box if he has one that way he could save some of his anonymity. sure he wouldnt mind getting some books for his linux needs or something else well its a thought albeit a safe one ;-) but then again u have shipping charges ahhhh blah that sucks.....any other ideas of other forms of payment for security conscious folks?
Last edited by Linuxidiot; 05-31-2002 at 03:18 PM.
Originally posted by Chooco that seems extremely dangerous, seems as bad that as giving somebody your credit card number. there is not a chance in hell i would ever give somebody my checking account number, access to my bank account or credit card bill.
So whats the difference in writing a check, it has your bank account, routing number..etc..etc, right on the check itself. So everytime you write a check your already giving that info away. How is it so different than paying by some sort of echeck online... giving away credit card info is totally different though.
it's not just giving the number alone, it also includes authorizing the use of that number to the second party. if you could just charge to a number, every company in the world would start collecting numbers then just start billing people for stuff they never bought........my buddy the linux guy is getting screwed by his old dialup ISP because they used to have access to the checking account, they charged 2 full years accidentaly and they won't uncharge it.....friggin bastards should be killed for pullin that sh!t.
heh oh well that shit happens all the time nothing can be done really if he never told them to cancel then there is no reason for them to give him his money back...sounds like there is something other than an accidental charging going on though....more like your friend forgetting to tell them hey dun charge my account any longer but then again he prolly was using AOL they are the only people i know that seem to have a problem with cancelling peoples auto debits
he goes down to the office every day and YELLS a LOT and scares the sh!t out of all the tellers because he KNOWS they can easily just charge -$ and it the problem will go away but they won't because they are @$$holes. threatening legal action is what is going down now, it would be nice to sue this place for the price of the stuff plus maybe a few hundred as claimed legal fees.
does donating help gaurentee this site will remain up and running? My concerns are based on stability and availabillity. If money helps you keep this up and running, I will donate as much as my unemployed a$$ has to give.
Not questioning YOU but more so asking what it looks like on your side of the operations. Im a freak with availabillity, I also get paranoid about good things dropping n such. :\ being paranoid with that sucks.
Last year, I was afraid Mandrake was going to go out of biz. I gotta stop that
AS a linux newbie, I love this format. It allows me the opportunity to receie feedback from questions that I have that I'm seeking answers to. Until I became involved in Linux, I had awful experiences dealing with questions involving the other operating system (M$). Most of my experiences involved people not wanting to really assist you in your quest to gain knowledge. I always seem to get the impression ther were jeporadizing their position, if they helped me one iota! I find myself helping people all the time, whether I'm involved with some linux question or M$. Thank you for your forum.
I'm not able to participate as much in your format, now that I am working on the road and am gone from home months at a time. Most of my experience comes from having to use M$, but I love linux and I am trying to pursue more education in Linux.
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If I had an address, I could probably donate as many sheets of xerox paper as I could get into an envelope for the price of a standard international delivery. But I should think that Jeremy would get mega pissed off receiving 10 sheets of paper every day for the next year.
And if I ran out of a4 envelopes, he would need a very understanding printer that can smooth out the creases from a5 or DL envelopes
Is ther the cyber equivalent of a tambourine and charity tin - or perhaps he would look super in one of the bonnets that the "Sally Anne" wear when they sing the hymns in the park on sundays!!!