I have been in contact with a prospect that is asking an unusual request. We started communicating through text and email, and after I gave him an estimate he accepted which was great.
But before sending me an initial payment he said he needed a favor:
He would send me money to pay another private consultant, because he says this other consultant doesn't have the resources to accept visa payments.
Initially, I declined doing this and haven't yet. It seems odd to me that they can't seem to work out this transaction between themselves.
Has anyone heard anything like this before? What do you think is the right action to take with this request?