Given this scenario, would you do it ? This is an on the spot scenario, you don't have more than 5 minutes to think about whether you would do it or not. It is based on a true life scenario. Consider Person A a fairly smooth talker; can sell you something you don't want and you would buy it at the end of conversation. Person A wants information from Person B. Person A does not want to approach Person B directly (via phone or in person), for whatever reason. So person A contacts you (Person C), knowing that you know person B (as friend / coworker / neighbor / workout buddy whatever). Person A tells you a (soapy story (??); probably not entirely honest about whole history with you, but you (person C) don't know it) story about Person B and asks you if you don't mind asking Person B some questions; conveying the answers back to Person A. Would you do it initially, your first reaction would be Yes ? A second time (person A comes back to you with more questions....) ? Would you do it if you were paid/received benefits for it ? Would you do it if you received no benefits from it ? Would you do it for some specific questions........? If you refuse to do it, is it because you consider it as harassment ? Or that every person can do their dirty work themselves....... ? You consider other people's privacy, well, private ! I guess there might be few circumstances where this behaviour might be accepted, what are those ? Say Person B never introduced you (person C) to person A. Would you question how person A knew about you and had your contact details ? Assume that person B might have talked about person A, occassionally; but never shared contact details whatsoever. Let's hear it............. no right or wrong answers, just sharing your reaction to this scenario.