Posts Tagged ‘alertpay’
Thursday, August 7th, 2008

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 to cash if the user was to be in a distant country from USA/Canada. This single move by ...  [Read more]

Monday, July 14th, 2008

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 entities: money launderers, credit card fraudsters, hackers, ATM stealing schemes, child porn gangs, fraudulent HYIP websites, and ...  [Read more]

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

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 gold currencies like e-gold, e-bullion, pecunix, c-gold, Liberty Reserve, GoldMoney etc. There are also many others not ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

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 the Caribbean. Users provide an e-mail address to E-gold, then go to a currency ...  [Read more]

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

I have suspended this operation temporarily and would be back soon. Thanks for your patronage! ...  [Read more]

Monday, February 25th, 2008

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 or bank transfer. We currently support over 35 countries for banking and withdrawal by check is sent by mail and ...  [Read more]

Monday, February 11th, 2008

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 commenting about e-commerce in Africa. Read it and share your thoughts as ...  [Read more]

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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 world, its localized banking services allows users in countries ...  [Read more]

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

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 link between Alertpay and Paypal and you would not be breaking any rules whilst doing this. This would only work if both Paypal and ...  [Read more]

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

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 with the simple methods. 1. Customer awareness: This is a simple thing to implement. Educate your customer about potential fraud right when they ...  [Read more]