Questions tagged [money-transfer]

Transferring money electronically between accounts.

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Scam or Real: A woman from Facebook apparently needs my bank account to send money

A woman on Facebook recently contacted my dad. She asked him to get a bank account so she could send him money, and he would send money to her employees (about 12 people), and she would pay him for ...
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A friend asks me all the time to pick up money for her (Western Union, Moneygram)

A friend of mine trades Bitcoin and often asks me to pick up money for her, i.e., someone sends money to me (on my name) and I just pick it up and give it to my friend. The amounts are usually around $...
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Why is a friend asking me to make multiple Money Gram transfers in my name using his money?

For the past few months, someone that I know casually is sending money to the Philippines every 2 to 3 days. He mentioned that the money is going to his family so that they can use it to travel to ...
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Random and anonymous `western union´money transfers into my account, is it a scam?

Two months ago I received a money transfer of around 200 € into my account from a company called Custom House Financial UK, which turns out to be an affiliate of Western Union (ie. they do money ...
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Is there a way to transfer $100 into a family member's US bank account on a daily basis?

I am trustee for an elderly relative who is not financially competent, and being taken advantage of by a girlfriend. He cannot hold onto money for long, and so I need to periodically provide him ...
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Why is transferring money online to someone else's bank account so difficult in the U.S.?

I used to live in a poor, third world country (India) where I freely transferred money between my bank account (a savings account) to accounts held by my friends in different banks, and different ...
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Why is a transfer from an account to another not done instantly when it's not the same bank?

I own accounts at two different Romanian banks. When I transfer money to another account at the same bank, the money is transferred immediately. However, when I transfer money to an account at a ...
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Money transfer scam

I live in Croatia and my family breeds dogs. When we have puppies we list them for sale on a Croatian website similar to eBay. Every once in a while for the past year or two we get a message from a US ...
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How do you send money when you're not sure it's not a scam?

I've been hunting around for an apartment recently, and along with the countless posts on Craigslist, I found one with a good price but slightly strange story. The poster claims to have been sent to ...
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What risks are there acting as a broker between PayPal and electronic bank transfers?

I have a company offering a position as a transaction representative, they're located in Poland and say they can't take direct payments or use Paypal due to "money amount limits" on Paypal there. ...
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Why is there a limit of 6 ACH transfers out of savings accounts (per month)?

I recently discovered this limit the hard way, after being charged a fee for each transfer over the limit. With online banking becoming so prevalent, this is a huge inconvenience as it prevents people ...
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High conversion fee for failed bank transfer

I asked my Swedish bank to transfer to my UK bank 50,000 euros through a SEPA payment. Unfortunately, the IBAN and BIC were old and no longer in use and the UK bank returned the money the same day, i....
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Is this guy trying to scam me?

I met a guy online and we FaceTimed and used Skype to make sure that we both were the people in the pictures. He’s from Estonia but lives in Alabama. He had to go home because his mom passed away but ...
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I Lost $1000+ on EntroPay - How should I best pursue getting my money back?

I wanted to buy a laptop from Lenovo shop, but it turned out they were not accepting my card, so I went on to the EntroPay. This website, as it mentions, provides Virtual Credit Cards for online ...
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How can I set up a recurring payment to an individual (avoiding fees)?

What methods are there for me to transfer X dollars per month, directly to another individual's bank account? I'd rather avoid sending a check every month and the attendant hassle when a check goes ...
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Why don't banks allow more control over credit/debit card charges?

Why don't most banks have a system where, when you charge something on your credit or debit card, you then have to log into the bank and approve the transfer of funds? Alternatively, why don't they ...
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Can I use a credit card in an ATM to withdraw cash?

Can anyone tell me whether or not credit cards issued within the USA can be used in ATMs in the USA for the purpose of withdrawing cash? Or can only debit cards be used? If credit cards can be used, ...
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Should the bank cover money lost due to an unsuccessful transfer?

Recently I have transferred money from Deutsche Bank, Germany to Standard chartered Bank, India. My transaction was not successful due to an Indian Government policy change for demonetization. The ...
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Is transferring money in multiple small transactions dangerous?

I've got a transfer limit of 1k on my account at a bank. At one point in time, I wanted to transfer a larger sum (upper 4 digit range) from this account to another account at a different bank. To work ...
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Does that mean I'm fooling the US gov?

I'm a foreign student studying in the US. Soon, I'm a launching a website where an American ad agency will handle posting the ads on it from American advertisers and the revenues are supposed to go to ...
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Money sent to loan account after it has been paid off and closed

For the last few months I have been paying off a loan via automatic payments from my current account that transfer over automatically each month. The loan got paid off and the bank closed the account. ...
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When do I need to transfer money to the owner when buying a used car? Used car transaction paperwork and details

I am looking to buy a used car from an owner in Arkansas, and I am very nervous. How does this transaction happen step by step? I met with the car owner, tested the car, took it to a mechanic, ordered ...
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What happens with an international transfer in a different currency than my own?

My customers are in Germany and I told them to pay the money for me using a bank transfer. I gave them the swift code and the IBAN and other information, but the problem is that I forgot to tell ...
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Transfer money from Canadian bank account to US bank account while living in the US

I'm Canadian and I will be doing graduate study in the US, but I will have scholarship money deposited in my Canadian bank account (it has to be done like that, and no, they won't send checks). So I ...
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Why doesn't Bank of America or Wells Fargo have free ACH push or pull funds transfer?

Using my credit union's account I can do free ACH push or pull from both of my Bank of America or Wells Fargo checking accounts. However, I was wondering why doesn't Bank of America or Wells Fargo ...
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How can my friend send $3K to me without using Paypal?

My friend is a paraplegic. He can't go to the bank and wire the money. He used to send money from our partnership via paypal. Now I am banned from paypal. What's the alternative? Google checkout? I ...
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How does a big lottery winner cash his huge check risk-free?

You've just won $20 million in the lottery. Until you figure out what do do with the cash, you want to move it to the safest place you know: US Treasury account(s). But the lottery (per the ...
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Is this follow-up after a car crash a potential scam?

A few nights ago I had an accident with another car. I hit their bumper bar, put about a tennis ball size dent. No damage was done to my car. I didn't tell them that I had insurance. Just putting ...
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Best way to transfer abroad loan amount to Indian parents Savings Account

Can you please advise: I am working in Dubai, and applied for a loan of 25 lakhs, I would like to use this funds to repay my personal loan (to relatives) and want to buy a land with left out money. ...
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Receiving money from friend: PayPal?

I made some hotel + travel arrangements through the Net, and a friend needs to pay me back. We both have PayPal accounts, but I've never used it to receive money. So far, I only used PayPal to send ...
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What is the best way of transferring money from American to Canadian bank? [closed]

I am a Canadian that will be working in US for some time. I will still have Canadian bills to pay, so I would need to regularly transfer US dollars from some US bank to my Canadian bank account in $...
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Can Japanese banks receive payments via IBAN?

Can Japanese banks receive payments from outside Japan via IBAN? For instance, Japan Post Bank does not accept IBAN, so sending money to a Japan Post Bank account is very complicated. Is there no ...
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How does a bank transfer money to another bank?

In a fiat currency if I do an electronic transfer for US$200,000 from say a Bank of America current account to Citibank how do the banks account for/handle the transfer? Are we just relying on trust ...
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How important is the beneficiary field in a bank transfer in the Euro zone?

When doing a bank transfer in Germany (and probably by now other countries that have Euro with IBAN and BIC) you have to give a beneficiary. In German, that is either called Kontoinhaber or ...
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Relocation to US

I am relocating to Texas from India along with my family in the month of July 2019 to pursue a Phd. In order to effect a smooth transition, would like some advice on how to setup things to manage my ...
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What is the cheapest way to move money from the United States to Canada? [duplicate]

I live and work in the United States but I have several loans in Canada that I need to pay on a regular basis, so I'm constantly moving money to Canada. Right now, I have an American Royal Bank ...
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Money transfer via western union

I met someone online three weeks ago. Supposedly an electrical engineer from Miami. Went to Lagos for one week to do an electrical job. Now is in Dubai to sign contract on another electrical job. ...
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If I carry a lot of money from Germany to Spain, what can go wrong?

Currently I have a bank account at Deutsche Bank with approximately 30k€ I have collected working and saving money. I want to move all this money to my Spanish bank account. I have already phoned them ...
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My university has tranfered me money by mistake, and wants me to transfer it back

I am a PhD student. I have a scholarship, which pays out a stipend each fortnight -- it is not employment. Sometimes the university might transfer me money as reimbursement. Sometimes, separately to ...
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When making an online money transfer, why is one often asked whether the source account is checking or savings?

When making an online money transfer, why is one often asked whether the source account is checking or savings? Example in Merrill Edge (https://olui2.fs.ml.com/MoneyMovement/MakeTransfer.aspx):
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Is it safe to send money to someone in USA through Paypal?

I am Italian but I live in France, and I need to move to US. I am searching for an apartment in Boston and apparently I found a good one that I like. I did a Skype interview with the other flatmates ...
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Transferring money between two banks in the U.S

Why does it take so many days to transfer money between two banks in the US? I have accounts with two different banks in the USA, and whenever I transfer money online between those two banks, it takes ...
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What information do I give to my customers so they can pay me with PayPal?

If my customer want to pay me for their trip via PayPal, what do they have to know about my PayPal account? I already share my bank account in Thailand with PayPal.
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Deposit money to credit card

Let's say I know a credit card number and the card doesn't belong to me, can I deposit money on that credit card? The receiver will not object getting extra money. But is this possible and how you do ...
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How does remittance work? How does it differ from direct money transfer?

I have a bank account in Germany in which I receive my salary in Euros. I want to deposit a part of it in my Indian bank account for personal savings. My Indian bank account is in INR. As I see it, I ...
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Tax implications in India for sending money to India from US

I am planning to transfer around $8K-10K in my parent's bank account(Joint bank a/c) in India . I have read a lot of posts(like Will I have to pay taxes in India when I transfer money from a US bank ...
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Sending money from Canada to the US

I want to transfer money to an American bank account, but I am in Canada. What is the cheapest way to do so? MetaFilter has: USPS mail order - $700 limit, $4 charge Vanilla wire transfer (My bank ...
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How to do an international money transfer of a large sum of money to the U.S.? [closed]

I may need to transfer a substantial sum of money (worth more than 10K in US dollars) from Israel to US. With this, I have these questions questions: I know IRS is notified on any large transfers. ...
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What is the usual delay for a SEPA transaction?

I wired some money from France to someone having an account in Germany, using a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) My bank acknowledged the transfer, and the person is telling me his didn't. He is ...
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What will happen if I transfer large sums of money into my bank account from a pre-paid debit card or gift card?

I want to use my credit card to put money on a pre-paid debit card, transfer it to my bank account, and pay off the credit card with that money so I can get points. I read that transferring more ...