FYI: identity theft

From: Rob O'Donnell <>
Date: Fri Nov 26 01:53:33 2004

At 17:53 25/11/2004, Antonio Carlini wrote:

> > In the UK, you have to ask your bank for an IBAN number, and
> > it might take
> > some hunting down somebody who knows what you are on about
> > (try phoning
> > their international banking department if you get nowhere)
> > but otherwise it
> > works just fine. At least it has for me receiving money -
> > I've got no idea
> > how to send to one!
>So does it cost you anything to receive the cash?
>Any downside? Since it seems so popular in Europe
>at least, maybe I should start to accept such
>transfers and save on the Paypal fees?

It's free for me in the UK, but so are domestic transfers. I don't know
about the US situation; it's primarily a European initiative at the moment,
however, just like the Euro in the UK, you may find your bank can interact
with the system even if they haven't told you, just so it's easier for them
to operate! Best bet is to ask them! (But speak to international banking
dept if your branch declines all knowledge.)

Received on Fri Nov 26 2004 - 01:53:33 GMT

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