Credit Card Verification
can someone please tell me how to overcome c/c verification issues when a small amount is deducted in EUROs but is then shown as GBP on your c/c statement? I'm trying to deposit with INTERWETTEN and they want to know the amount in euros; I've tried asking the c/c company to convert it to euros so I can complete the verification process but, for various reasons, they are unable to do this with any accuracy... I've had exactly the same problem with MONEYBOOKERS. I phoned them up, did what they asked, and never heard from them again...
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thx
Can't remember coming across that before or being mentioned on the site before but understand the problem... not sure there's a lot you can do except ask the operators (skrill/iw) for an alternative that will work.
It was a long time ago so I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think when I verified my Nationwide debit card (GBP obviously) for use with my USD Skrill account, the USD amount showed up on my Nationwide statement. But I'm not 100% sure... I think foreign exchange transfer totals are displayed on Nationwide statements (ie if you paid 0.88USD, the statement would say that in the 'description' part of the statement) so you can get the info you need OK.
So... maybe don't use that credit card for forex transfers? Was there some reason why you had to use a credit card, was there some kind of special deal on foreign exchange transfers so it's cheaper than any other alternative? If so then that's a PITA, but if not then I wouldn't bother using the CC again.
With Skrill I think you can do bank 'uploads' / deposits OK without having to verify the account, you just need the bank sort code / account number and reference (the reference is unique to your Skrill account). Whilst it takes a bit longer than card payment, it is at least free (well, only pennies anyway I think but w/e) and you don't have any restrictions / limits on how much you can deposit at once. (Pet peeve for me though with Skrill is how it takes them 3-5 bloody days to transfer bank transfer deposits when you *know* it hits their account within minutes via faster payments. )
Re Interwetten, I can't remember how they verified my details now, I'm sure I just gave them the usual ID (driving licence/passport, bank statement, utility bills, maybe a scan of the front/back of the debit card with the long number hidden etc). You would hope they would accept that if you ask them nicely, but quite often CS aren't paid to think that laterally (or they're just tied down with stupid restrictions so just point blank refuse to do it that way any more).
EDIT: have a look at these threads as well:
might be something of use in there.
One thing that came to mind in this thread is that for Skrill, if you have both GBP and EUR accounts (or whatever the 'other' currency was) then you can (or used to be able to at least) transfer funds directly from your Skrill GBP to your Skrill EUR account.
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