Happy Holidays Neighbors,
UPDATE 12/22/11: We Spoke to a professional accountant who said the form that Elliman is asking you to fill out is not proper procedure. The form should be a mechanism online to fill out that is encrypted and secure. Handing a piece of paper with this type of information is a vehicle for IDENTITY THEFT AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!
So today, slid under our door Douglas Elliman is trying to provide an online payment system to pay your maintenance. We have been asked to WRITE down our routing number, account number and attach voided check. And hand it back to our property manager….truly asking us to TRUST douglas elliman with our account information and billing and permission to withdraw funds..
DOUGLAS ELLIMAN, YOU’RE KIDDING RIGHT?!!! No where on the letter does it address security issues and WHO is looking at this piece of paper.Its a matter of TRUST!!! If you google :douglas elliman lawsuits You will see the hundreds of lawsuits they are involved in….you might want to think twice before handing over your bank information to them!!!!!
If you bank with Chase, you can use Chase Online to securely pay your bill online. This is set up with your own bank account and all you have to do is sign in when you want and allow Chase bank to write the check for you. It takes 2 to 3 business days to process. SIMPLE and direct without management going through your bank account.