legality/possibility of paying off someone else's debt anonymously
May 31, 2007 3:16 AM Subscribe
I wish to anonymously pay off the debt of someone I know. How easily/legally can this be done?
posted by anonymous to work & money (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I assume if I obtain this person's SSN I can run a credit check, see which debts they have and use the SSN to access/pay off these debts. However, assuming actually finding someone's SSN is possible (is it?) I'm concerned about the legality of the whole thing. It seems like you would need permission to run a credit check...
Are there any services that would take care of this for me or any way this can legally be done? I can't be the first person who has ever wanted to do something like this.
I don't want to explain why this is anonymous, please assume there's a good reason. Also, contacting this person's parents for the information is not possible.