September 9, 2012 9:07am CST
I ran across a site called plink last night. The first thing they asked after I signed up was for the login info to my bank account. That doesn't sound legit to me. Sounds like phishing. What do you think? Have you used this site? Is it legit or are they trying to steal information?
1 Apr 13
They are not a scam. They are legit. I've been a Plink user for months. They are BBB accredited, Trust E Certified, and PCI Compliant with the same bank encryption that the banks use. They do not store your log in information. They only use a read-only system to reward you your points. No one could do anything with your bank log in info anyway. Plink is good folks. Read more about it at this blog if you need to http://thezoneexperience.com/blog/2012/11/29/plink
• Cambridge, England
9 Sep 12
Nearly everything about the site appears to be fine EXCEPT that they appear to require your bank/credit card "username and password". They explain the reason for this as follows: "Why does Plink need my login (username and password) information for my credit or debit card provider? We use your login credentials to establish a secure connection with your financial institution in order to automatically download your transaction information and match your purchases with offers you activated with Plink. Once a match is found, Plink automatically awards you." I'm sorry, that would not wash with me under any circumstances. PayPal only need my account number, sort code, name and street address and they can do anything I authorise them to do with my bank. NOBODY except you and your bank should be able to access your online banking account (and even your bank usually can't know your password because it is encrypted on their system).
• United States
9 Sep 12
I have to say that it does not sound legit to me either. I have to say that sites like this are not good especially since they want your bank account information. I am gonna say this I would not even mess with it at all. I mean they may just want money and that is it. I would stick to this site and other sites that you think are legit or better yet the sites that you know are legit.