Another thing you can do help protect your account(s) is set up transaction alerts for all of your bank accounts. Set the withdrawal or debit alert to a relatively low value, i.e. $25, because many times fraudsters will put through a test transaction to see if the account is still active before processing a larger debit transaction. (I'm not suggesting that Plaid is in the business of committing bank fraud or wire fraud but they do suck up all of your account information (ABA routing information, all linked accounts and credit cards associated with the credentials you provide.) Someday, if Plaid is hacked (don't say it can't happen), as with other companies that have been hacked Plaid will probably not immediately tell the financial world or their customers about the attack until they have assessed the extent of the information loss and damage. If you get an alert on your phone about an unexpected debit transaction you can immediately take action to stop additional fraud activity.There wasn't anything in the car. I walked up and talked to the guy sitting at the table. I did not find him particularly motivated. When he saw that I had a checklist he stated that they normally don't allow this type of inspection. I did not take the bait. I told him I would not finalize the payment until I had fully inspected the car. So he walked out with me to the car and used a key card to unlock the vehicle and then went back to his table.
Yeah, that PLAID thing bothers me too. I changed the password when I got home. Thanks for pointing that out. I hope people reading this thread will do the same.