It smells fishy to me bu I'm not sure what additional risk you'd have.so i have used xoom twice in increasing amounts - each time was a bit of a hassle requiring calls to their San Francisco number, but eventually got it worked out (including sending a screen shot of my bank account) ... today (my third time) I went to the Libertad office and now they - the More office - are asking for a copy of my bank statement (he gave me an email address at moreargentina.com) .. he said they are separate from Xoom and so doesn't matter that they've seen my bank account ... I was uncomfortable giving Xoom my bank info, but this makes me even more uncomfortable - that said, Xoom already has taken the $3000 out of my account ... is this the extra documentation others are talking about, should I cancel (and hopefully get the refund!), or is this safe .. thanks for the advice in advance
Every time you write a check you are giving out your bank account number.
On the other hand, identity thieves are very creative.
Does anyone remember if we gave any add'l personal info when we signed up for Xoom?
Xoom seems to be a reputable business but there are always hackers and greedy employees that sell customer data.
I'd speak to Xoom, first to tell them that its unreasonable for you to have to give your bank info to a local office. If they can't speak to the local office and resolve the problem, then I'd ask them to cancel the transaction.
My local office suggested that I try Latin Express. He says they are much less hassle. You'd have to give them your info but hopefully no one else will get it.