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Question: If someone has your bank account number + routing number can they withdraw funds from that account?

My husband and I filed taxes one last time as a married couple before our court date Tuesday. Well, little does he know, I am taking 2500.00 out of his share for a lawyer :) ** he got his lawyer already** On the tax return documents my savings account information is listed. I am worried about my husband errupting and withdrawing funds from my savings. ONLY my name is on the account. And, only I have a card to it.
Is it possible for him to steal money out of it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Relationships

Answers (7)
  • to be safe could you move it to a new account?

    Answer by bizima4 at 10:16 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Depends on how he tries to do it. Can he go to the bank & do it..probably not. They'd ask for ID. Could he use it over the internet to buy something? Probably so. He might be able to use it to put funds in a paypal account maybe. Not sure. So, I would contact the bank & alert them to potential fraud activity so they will contact you if someone tries to withdraw funds.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • He could, but the fraud protection on your account will protect you.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 10:18 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • I am sure a hacker could figure out a way. I would transfer to a new account just in case. He SHOULDNT be able to -- but you never know these days!

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 10:18 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • I'd talk with the bank and ask them

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:28 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • anything is possible

    Answer by graceblessedmom at 11:01 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Call the bank and put a stop on the account so no one can remove funds from it using the routing #

    Answer by vbruno at 11:02 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

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