This Man Claims To Have Bought A Product Off Amazon Using His Social Security Card

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in Weird


Conspiracy alert! OK, who's going to try this and report back?
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Consumer Scam Alert: Do Not Use Federal Reserve Routing Account Numbers to Pay Bills; Could Face Late Fees, Other Charges

For immediate release: July 12, 2017

Recently, the Federal Reserve Banks have received a number of unauthorized transactions in which consumers have tried to use the Fed's routing numbers and their Social Security numbers to pay their bills.

It is important for consumers to know that when making online or e-check bill payments, they cannot use Federal Reserve routing numbers. Federal Reserve routing numbers are used for sorting and processing payments between banks. Any video, text, email, phone call, flyer, or website that describes how to pay bills using a Federal Reserve Bank routing number or using an account at the Federal Reserve Bank is a scam.

The Federal Reserve provides banking services only for banks. Individuals do not have accounts at the Federal Reserve.

The bill payments being attempted using the Fed's routing numbers are being rejected and returned unpaid. Consumers who have attempted to use the Fed's routing numbers to pay their bills may be subject to penalty fees from the company they were attempting to pay.
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i dunno, testing this requires me to use my social and all my information with it online. more like an open invitation for identity theft.
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Male 2,523
Well, i looked up the first two routing numbers he posted.. One was to a bank in virginia, and one was two a bank account for the federal reserve in new york.

So NOPE, im not considering fucking with this lol.  This dude, if he actually bought something can be charged with fraud unless he somehow has an actual bank account at those banks.  

This sounds like an incredibly bad idea, and i would suggest anyone that does not want to visit prison for a long term stay to not try it.  If it actually worked, its probably some bug in the banking/credit card system (tons of these) and revealing them on youtube.. not a bright idea.

Found a few people online doing this, they have been ARRESTED, so again, PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS.
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Male 11
wow!  it worked for me.  i tried the first routing number, and bought one of those horse heads!  that guy is crazy for sharing his mailing address with the world though.  but AWESOME tip!!!  i wonder how free this stuff is... or if it dips into our social security benefits.
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Male 39,248
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