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Is it safe to give a your sort code and acc number to a stranger?

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    (Original post by DazA)
    Ever heard of a cheque?


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    Means giving them my address...takes time to receive and to clear. Not convenient.
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    (Original post by taylorg292)
    I'm a blogger and media companies have been contacting me recently to place ads on my blog, and I thought the safest way to be paid for this was to use my paypal. However even though it wasn't an ebay transaction, paypal is taking an annoying chunk of what I'm earning.
    Would it be safe to give my sort code and acc number to the media companies and ask them to do a direct transfer? Is there anyway this could result in me being scammed?
    No. Open a Debit Card account or something.
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    I may be wrong, but I thought the acc number and sort code was needed for someone to put cash into your account only, to take out would be the card number? I've only given my acc number/sort code to friends and companies to reimburse (but I knew they were safe).

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