Alertpay now allows Bank Wire Withdrawal


Alertpay has quietly integrated a bank wire withdrawal option, for its customers worldwide. Withdrawal had hitherto been limited to cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) in select countries and e-gold which was later removed. Much of the world still had difficulties since most are not in these EFT countries and cheques are slow, risky and expensive […]

e-gold’s privacy feature its nemesis?

At the risk of sounding controversial, I am making public a view I have long held before now: e-gold has a magnet for attracting criminals. I would proceed to explain. e-gold’s anonymity feature, which e-gold Ltd sees as one of its most important features is indeed a dream come true for all sorts of criminal-minded […]

Making Money Online: Getting Paid via Paypal

In the first part of this blog post, I discussed Making Money Online: Getting paid by cheque and explained why you should avoid getting paid by cheque where and when possible. In this blog post, I will be highlighting another means of getting paid online: Paypal. There are several forms of e-currencies. There are digital […]

Is Cash Still King?

Nathan Vardi, writing for, discusses means by which one could move money anonymously. Digital currencies, particularly e-gold, was mentioned as one of the means: cash is king  4. Digital currency. According to the Justice Department, between 1999 and 2005 child pornographers, hackers and identity thieves made use of E-gold, an online payment system in […]

Alertpay no longer supports e-gold withdrawal

The following message came on the screen following an attempt I made this evening, to withdraw funds to e-gold from Alertpay. We regret to inform you that we will no longer be supporting withdrawal by e-gold. We have other great alternatives for withdrawing money for North American and International users. You can withdraw by check […]

Paypal Alternatives

The last place I expect to read anything anti-Paypal is CNN Money’s website. 5 PayPal alternatives Sick of PayPal? Check out these e-commerce solutions for business owners. The article then goes on to suggest DigitalRiver, 2Checkout, Alertpay, TrialPay and e-Junkie. Interestingly, I had blogged about some other Paypal alternatives in the past whilst I was […]

Alertpay now in South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries

Alertpay has now extended localized payment services to Australia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa and Slovakia. Alertpay is working on adding Bulgaria, Denmark & Faeroe Islands, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland on February 20th 2008. Though Alertpay is open to users in virtually every country in the […]

Exchange Alertpay to Paypal

So you want to exchange Alertpay for Paypal? Well, even though Paypal frowns at exchanging money from their payment system directly for another, what you can do is simple. Withdraw your money to your bank account and then pull the money to your paypal account from your bank account. Your bank account serves as a […]

How to reduce Internet Banking Fraud

Two days ago, I did a blog post titled “Woes of a Nigerian Internet Banking Customer” with a promise to do a follow-up post, offering suggestions. Well, this is it. First, it is defeatist for a bank to cancel online funds transfer when it is possible to minimize the effect of fraud. I would start […]