I need a piece of advice from more experienced fellows. The matter is that PayPal doesn't work with Russia (the country where I happened to live), but the laws of online business require to have an ability to at least accept PayPal payments. Can you, possibly recommend an electronic money transfer system where I could accept PayPal and withdraw the money through Western Union. Thank you for any information in advance!
I've not heard of Paypal offering WU withdrawal service. Paypal only credits you through either a US/Canadian bank (no charges) or an overseas bank (with a very small surcharge and a 4 to 7 days wait).
It is unlikely that you can get a Paypal account unless you have a relative in a country where Paypal is supported so they can handle transactions for you. Otherwise, an alternative payment method might be more workable for you. I'd recommend checking out online CC processing facitilies like paysystems or 2checkout in that case, though there will be many users on this board who can give you some heads-up if you decide to use them.
The search function on this forum will greatly help as well
Unfortunately I do not have any relatives and very close friends in the States. Well, my sister is in France, but I've heard if you have an account registered in one country and if you access it from another PayPal will just close it on suspicions of the account being related to terrorist activities or something. Do you have any kind of experience related to using paypal from a country different from the one where you registered it in?
And getting back to the original point, I am aware that paypal doesn't let you withdraw money through WU, but is there any other payment systems which can convert paypal into WU?
well, I'm Brazilian and I dont have an international CC, but on Brazil you have to give an international card number just to accept the money by paypal.. So I registered as Spanish, and accepted the money.. the money is in my balance and nothing happened with it until now ( I got the money about a month ago ) .. The only problem is that I cant withdraw the money because I dont have an us bank account or account in another country that is listed by PayPal.. If you are afraid of your account being closed, you can ask your sister in France to open a paypal account there, so you pass the money from your paypal account to hers, or you can ask the person that will pay you to pay direct on her account... There are some services that offers like, you pay them the money and they send a money order for you (PayKo.com) but payko.com only sends money orders to Canada and USA what do not help much.. like I said, I got some money in my balance and I want to withdraw it to Brazil fast, because I'm afraid to lose it because I registered from another country. So I was searching the internet a way and got two more remote possibles: 1 - I found a site that makes an US address for you, (http://comprasenusa.br.terra.com/), so you can send any correspondence to this US address and they send to you, that means that you can send a money order to this address using PayKo and that they would send it to you(but that site I guess only works for Brazil but maybe theres a russian site like that) and 2- There are some casinos on the internet that accepts paypal as payment, and I saw the withdrawing methods of some and they can send money by money order to any country, but I didnt find one that can accept paypal AND can send money orders heheh.. I guess for you would be best ask your sister to open a paypal account there and ask the people to pay in her paypal account direct.. I'm in the same problem as you .. :/
Caio, you may want to be very careful with what you are saying - there are Paypal staff patrolling these boards Any false information given to Paypal is likely to result in immediate termination of your account, so my advice is to get whatever money you have in there out - quick.
resurepus.co, I can't tell you what it's like to register in one country and use in another because I live in Singapore, and we've been on the safe list pretty much the moment Paypal started looking outside of USA and Canada I'd suggest you talk to your sister about this, and ask her to handle the transactions for you. Email correspondence should be sufficient. Note that you can actually set up several email addresses for one PP account (6 if I'm not mistaken), so you can probably add your own email address to it and basically enable both yourself and your sister to login. However, as you've mentioned, PP is likely to be aware of the IP that you are accessing from, so there is always the chance that you *may* have the account terminated all the same.
Best solution now is to get your sister to handle the PP side for you and send you WU wires or money orders, because I can't see anyway that false information can help you keep your PP account for long.
Alternatively, as I've mentioned, you may want to look at accepting CCs via third-party merchant accounts such as 2checkout.com and paysystems.com. You should search for more information on both of them using the search function on this forum.
Unfortunately my sister is extremely busy there. You know it's hard to be a student in a foreign country and work at the same time. Most likely she will not have any time to handle my transactions. And That's what I was talking about, if I am going to use the account she will create for me - that will be giving false information to paypal and that puts the account at risk and I don't really want that!
does 2checkout accept paypal and can send WU wires?
resurepus.co, as Paypal is mainly a payment sending/receiving service, I don't think 2checkout handles payment funding from PP to their accounts UNLESS you apply for a Paypal Visa. Unfortunately, you won't be able to do that since the Visa is available only to USA and Canada.
Host Ultra, you may want to check up with PP before using a forwarding address. They might not allow this. Also, resurepus.co will still be logging into his account from his Russian IP address, which may lead to problems for him.
resurepus.co, best advice I can give is to look for alternative methods of accepting payment, because I don't think PP is that fesible for you at the moment due to all these problems.
Host Ultra, thank you for your advice and for the links. This sounds like the best solution so far!
code_renegade, I wish I could just ignore PP and switch to some other payment system. The problem is that the rest of the world (of the States at least) will not do it together with me and they will continue using them. And when they want to send me a payment or accept one from me they will want to do that trough PP. That's why I am still looking for opportunities to use it.
resurepus.co, Host Ultra's idea may work for you, but always remember to check Paypal's policies and read through them carefully! They may not allow you to do something like using a forwarding address when the user i.e. you are not located within one of the allowed countries! It always helps to be more careful, especially if you're going to be dealing with large sums of money!
You may want to consider forming an LLC in Nevada. Nevada requires only one officer, and accepts foreigners, and you don't even need to set foot in the state. There are many services that can provide mail forwarding and "virtual office space" to enable you legally to do what you want.
An LLC corporation will give you an entity in the US that would enable you to have more flexibility in establishing accounts and moving money.
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