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Citizens Bank: What counts as a 'qualified online bill payment'?

I am hoping to get the $200 bonus through this offer. One requirement is that I must post "three qualified online bill payments". My question is: What counts as one such bill payment? Does it have to ...
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What is the most convenient way I can accept money transfer online? [closed]

I've made a deal with a person over email. He needs to send the payment online (around $3000), what is the quickest way I can make this happen? I need to be able to accept this transfer by tomorrow.
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Visa Credit Card Regulations in Europe

I'm a US expat living in Spain (almost a year now). I made a large purchase at an online store last week with my Visa credit card. The item has not shipped, but I have already been charged for the ...
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Question about using a VISA card to withdraw money from PayPal balance

According to the following PayPal policy, https://cms.paypal.com/mz/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/RecPymt_print The only way for me to withdraw money from PayPal in my country is ...
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How does credit card's online authentication work?

I am not sure if this question is valid here but this seems to be the most appropriate place. I have a credit card which I use to shop online. When I checkout a product on say, Flipkart, it asks me ...
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Is there a rule that a merchant must identify themself when making a charge

Recently I sent several credit card payments online. The company that charged my card is a multi-billion dollar company, so not just a small start-up. However on the statements the charges appeared as ...
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Is it safe to scan debit card's front and back side for my broker?

To make a deposit, my broker, regulated by EU and established, asks me to provide the scans of the front and back side of the debit card. "Name, expiration date and the first and last four digits of ...
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Apply for credit card online and get card # immediately?

Are there credit cards, as for online shopping only, that one can apply to online and get the card number immediately, without waiting for a physical card to arrive via snail-mail?
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Credit card with no card holder names on it

I am interested in creating a credit/debit card for online use which in no way references my real names and etc. I need to use, for say, pay some website hosting and not expose my credit card printed ...
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Receiving money from Paypal via a friend in different country

Paypal doesn't support my country yet, but I want to open a small ecommerce site to accept payment from paypal. Can a friend living in a different country (may be US, Canada, Australia etc.) accept ...
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privacy concerns when receiving money from paypal from strangers?

I am doing a few small scale (< $200) freelancing jobs and I've found a couple of interested individuals off the net. I need to receive payment, and I have decided to use paypal. However, as these ...
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US client, Australian freelancer, what are my options in getting paid?

It's my first time to freelance and right now, I could only think of Paypal. I've tried transferring money from country to country (Australia - Philippines) before and the banks (in the Philippines, ...
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Privacy Concerns For Self Employment Taxes

I'm a UK based freelance website developer, registered as self employed and trading under my own name. I have to be honest that things haven't been going all that well recently so I'm turning my ...
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PayPal- Quick Overview

So I have a Westpac bank card- no Visa or MasterCard. When wanting to setup a PayPal account to link with this account I understand that there will be no fees applied to me, the purchaser, for ...
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file a complaint to bureaus of a company's residence if you live in another country?

Can I submit a consumer complaint to Better Business Bureau, federal Trade Commissionn, or the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau if I've bought a faulty product froma company based in Brooklyn, ...
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refund or replacement for a faulty product purchased online with mastercard?

I bought a product from a company located in Brooklyn, New Work, online and had the product shipped by them to me to Armenia. The product was of unsatisfactory quality as it didn't function as ...
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Freelancing from India to US employer: Can they deposit pay to my US Account?

I recently moved back to India from USA as I didn't get H1B Visa. I have started working for same company from India as a contractor. I still have my bank account active in USA. Can my company ...
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why will charges disappear from my debit card then reappear

I have made a few large purchases (ex: computer, flight tickets) in the past with my debit card, and for the most part the charges go onto my card and that's the end of it; other times I will see the ...
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Which currency should I use to pay for my flight ticket?

I am buying flight tickets for a forthcoming trip. The website that I am booking through allows me to pay in many different currencies. I have one credit card each for payment in three different ...
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How can a school club collect money using credit cards?

tl;dr- How can we legally accept credit cards (to our club bank account) without being able to become a legal entity? I'm an officer an officially-recognized student-run club at my university. I'd ...
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How to safely pay with VISA online

Usually I can get away with PayPal for online purchases, but sometimes I come across a website that only accepts VISA card. I refuse to use my VISA card, as my account contains all of my money, and ...
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Is there any way to pay online in a country with no international banking system

I live in Ethiopia and according on the National Bank of Ethiopia, it is illegal to get any money out of Ethiopia without special permission from the bank. I personally want to make some online ...
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What are online payment options with no chargeback protection?

What exactly are chargebacks and chargeback fraud? Is it a complaint about not receiving the product, or is it about the customer saying that he did not authorize the payment? If I understand ...
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Is it legal for a vendor to reuse credit details from a previous transaction

I purchased an item online. I got a phone call from them touting some other service. All I said was OK- I didn't understand the details and they charged again a big amount using the originally ...
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How to calculate taxes for an online business?

I am presently contemplating a small start-up online and am looking into the various pitfalls before getting too invested into it. The website might be hosted on servers in Europe or the US and I ...
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Should I have separate business and personal accounts for my start up?

I have a personal active PayPal account. I am about to start a small web development company. I have googled to learn about making and receiving on line payments like if I want to register a domain ...
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Which card data online merchant can store and what can he do with it?

I see that to perform on-line transaction with credit (or debit) card you usually need 3 pieces of information Card number Expiration date Security code Some merchants offer option to store ...
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Dual Citizen British/US and online business taxes

I am a dual British/US citizen living in the EU. I file taxes in the US with my husband. I want to open an account with an online gallery to sell my artwork and as we intend to retire to UK I will ...
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Using credit cards online: is it safe?

Since I started using payment cards online, I have completely no understanding about how these payments are secured. Whenever I pay online no matter for what, I'm usually asked to provide all ...
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Sort Code, Account Number, but no account name

I'm trying to pay money into an account. I have the Sort Code and Account Number, but no account name. I know the company that owns the account, but I'm sure they have MANY accounts. Can I put just ...
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What are some options for sending and receiving money electronically?

I occasionally sell items via Kijiji and Craigslist in Canada, and while cash is convenient sometimes it's easier to do electronic transfers, or even have the ability to accept credit card in person. ...
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Facebook application income (India)

I am currently working software engineer in India. Except for salary income. I get income from my facebook app which is very basic amount. For that I use paypal to transfer money to my bank account. ...
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Is it acceptable to receive payment from U.S. in Indian saving bank account via PayPal?

I'm working as a MyCommerce - RegNow affiliate. I promote software/desktop utilities of various software vendors associated with MyCommerce and they pay me some commission for each sale. MyCommerce ...
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What payment app makes it easiest for friends to transfer money (without a fee)?

I'm a fantasy football league commissioner. That means it's my responsibility to collect dues from all 12 team managers and then distribute funds to the winners. This seems like an easy enough task, ...
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What exactly is “Perfect Money”'s guarantee?

I'm thinking of depositing a substantial amount of sum into Perfect Money. The advantages are: Much easier to do international transfers (I buy and sell things online) Much much better interest ...
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Can I connect a PayPal account to a business bank account instead of a personal bank account?

If I write online content and get paid through my PayPal account, and if the PayPal account is connected to my business bank account, does my income automatically become my corporation's income? ...
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How mistake-proof is the process for receiving an ING Direct Canada email money transfer?

I want to send about $500 to a local charity. Some electronic-payment options include Vogogo (fee: usually $1.75), PayPal (fee: about 2%), or Interac e-Transfer (your bank sets the fee: between $0 ...
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How can my friend in the U.K. cheaply transfer money to me in Israel?

I have a friend who owe me ~600 GB pounds. I have asked him to pay me in USD. What is the cheapest way to transfer the money from UK to Israel? I have checked PayPal - 3.5% commission for ...
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Is it safer to send credit card number via unsecured website form or by e-mail? What safer options are there?

I want to buy something from a VERY REPUTABLE Asian seller. They've got a lot of good references all over the internet. The only thing is, they are quite old-fashioned and so is their website. They ...
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Receiving online payments without disclosing my name and home address?

Is there a payment gateway or something that keeps your name/identity private and not seen that takes credit cards? Does PayPal work, or does it show your name and home address? I would ONLY like my ...
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Is there any way for a buyer to guarantee that there will be no chargeback in PayPal or GoogleCheckout?

Assume I'm a buyer and I want to guarantee a seller that I will not charge back my Paypal or GoogleCheckout payment. Is there any binding mechanism to do it in those systems? Or may be there is a ...
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Is there a no-fee way for Americans to send electronic payments to American small businesses?

currently I have a registered business with a client that pays me every two weeks. Normally I send an invoice, and he sends a check via snail mail. We would like to move this to something online. ...
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Why are interbank payment (settlement) systems closed for weekends and holidays?

Why are interbank payment (settlement) systems (TARGET2, for example) closed for weekends and holidays? Are they saving on the electricity of their servers or something? Or are they really checking ...
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Must all details match exactly if receiving payment via my personal bank account?

I want to use my personal bank account to receive payment for my work e.g. as a first-time software developer. I found a company who wants to list my application for sale in their online store. To ...
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Getting payment from a moving sale via PayPal or by Bank of America account?

I am doing moving sale. A person who bought some of my stuff asked me if I have account with PayPal or Bank of America? I told him no, because I really don't. Later I tried to understand how ...
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What does paying by invoice mean?

I was trying to buy a book from Springer in the Yellow Sale 2012. I chose to pay by invoice, without knowing what it means!?! Further, if it matters -- I filled in: Billing address, Shipping address ...
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Should I keep online bill-pay confirmation numbers?

I pay some bills/credit cards via website or over-the-phone payment systems. These systems give you a confirmation number/reference number. Is there a point to recording these confirmation numbers? ...
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Are Square Tabs secure?

My barber takes credit card payments using the Square reader and his iPhone. I get the receipts via text message. The text messages include a link to the Square site that allow me to create a "Tab" ...
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Enable a select group of people to claim a flexible portion of a fixed amount of money anonymously?

This is a bit of an unusual question, so I'll explain: My girlfriend and I are getting married next year. I'm German, she's American, and the wedding will happen in the U.S. Most of the people that ...
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What tax rules apply to selling of digital goods, specifically in-game currencies?

We are selling an in-game currency to be used to buy virtual objects that will be used and consumed in the game. How do taxes relate to this type of purchase as compared to selling physical goods ...