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Has anyone had any success in receiving funds via a Paypal account linked to a Cambodian Bank? I spoke with someone at ANZ who seemed to know what they were talking about and they said that it wasn't possible. I also just spoke with someone today from Canadia who didn't know what PayPal was. They also mentioned that Internet banking wasn't possible with Canadia. Are there any other banks out there that will work?
As far as I know, it's not whether banks recognise Paypal, but the fact that Paypal does not recognise Cambodian banks for use with an account.
If you have a US paypal account, you can simply get a Paypal debit card which lets you withdraw cash from your balance with an ATM; I had to set up a Paypal account attached to my UK account however...
The front page on ePassport does not fill me with confidence:
"October 20, 2010,
Dear Account Holders,
Please login to your ePassporte Account to review your Account Balance and complete the wire disbursement and Account Closure form.
Please DO NOT contact the offices of United bank or Mr. Gregory Elias. Correspondence sent to these parties will slow down the process ePassporte controls. There are also a number of websites posting contact information for people who are not longer employed by ePassporte. Contacting or harassing these individuals will delay your request.
We would like to assure each and every Account Holder that all funds will be returned. We are also working to restore the ability to view balances and submit documents online. We hope to have this functionality available before the end of the week and will post updates on our home page when available. Please continue to check the ePassporte.com website daily for new messages or information.
If you have funds on your Visa Virtual Account, please contact St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank. Their contact information and messages about these balances are available on their website: www.sknanb.com.
Wassup wit dat?
Seems like a pretty old post but I guess info is still appropriate. I've been using http://2checkout.com for 3 years and never had problem (rather when I had, customer support was excellent). Transfer fee to Cambodian bank is only 10 USD, much cheaper than normal T/T. Using ANZ in Cambo.
Also for info, looks like paypal is not for tomorrow. See below answer from their support (march 2011):
Currently, PayPal only support Cambodian users to make payments by
credit cards. You could not receive payment through PayPal at present.
It's limited by your local financial and governmental regulations. We
are working actively to extend our business and let more users to use
our service conveniently.
We do hope you can use your account to receive payments as soon as
possible. Thanks very much for your support.
Haha, not only does PayPal not recognize any Cambodian banks, but about two years ago while traveling in Cambodia, I made the mistake of logging in to my PayPal account from a Phnom Penh (hotel) computer. BIG mistake. They instantly froze my account, fearing hacking from some third world backwater, or whatever, and the only way I could get access to the funds again (and what really sucked about this is that I NEEDED some of those funds for my trip!!) was to respond to a code that PayPal sent to my cellphone in the US. In one sense I appreciate the level of security, but I think they took it a bit too far.
Now, I only log in to my PayPal account when In Cambo through a VPN so they think I'm still in the US...live and learn!
Well I'm not surprised by that. If you are planning to use your credit or debit cards outside of the US you need to inform your bank in advance or they will do the same thing as soon as they see them being used in a foreign country. I assume you could probably notify paypal in advance in the same way.
I was told there would be cake.
Epassporte went under as u all can see last year. The one i now use to receive payments from my affiliate accounts is,
You can get a debit card from them but what i do is have my deposits direct deposited to my US checking account for $5/deposit.
The issue is that you can't link your PayPal account to a Cambodian bank account.
I was told there would be cake.
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