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Moneybookers Ltd. / scammers, use 'verficiation' to make money

1 United States

When opening an account with moneybookers, it is usual to have a verified account. I had my account verified via postal verificiation.

When today I tried to make a withdrawal, I was given a message that "My verificiation with a 3rd party verification company failed"

Upon calling support, they said that bank verification is necessary for up to 1000Euro. I didn't reach that amount yet and was told to:

1) EITHER PAY A CERTAIN AMOUNT TO LIFT THE RESTRICTION

2) SEND A SCREENSHOT OF MY BANK WITH PREVIOUS TRANSACTIONS.

What's alarming is the way these professional scammers have built their business model and even worse, these alerts happen ONLY when you make a withdrawal and not when the account is dormant.

So, the meaning of this story is.. if you are in a hurry to withdraw funds (which is always the case) Moneybookers has some issue or the other in order to make you pay more.

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