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Can't cash in my amazon cheque

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Neocortx, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Neocortx

    Neocortx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey everyone,

    Last friday, I went to my bank in austria to cash in my amazon cheque, and everything went fine. They told me I should have the money by monday.

    Today I got a call from my bank, and now they tell me they will no longer cash in cheques coming from the US because of a new law that gives the US bank the right to take back their money, without reason and without time restriction. They also told me that because of this, no bank here would accept the cheque.

    I have no US bank account, and while I already send a support ticket, I wonder if there's anything I can do? Also, is it true that such a law got passed? It seems even too insane for the US.

    I sure hope this won't spell the end of amazon affiliate marketing for me. :/

    warm regards,
    neocortx
     
  2. s y n t a x ™

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    That is so bad mate.
     
  3. GORKA

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    Open a Paypal mate.
    Simple solution.

    Amazon will refund you through paypal.
    Paypal is universal.
     
  4. The Owl

    The Owl Registered Member

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    Cant u get wire from amazon?
     
  5. neilbhabuta

    neilbhabuta Elite Member

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    Yeah... go with paypal... add me on skype and I can sort you out with a VCC verified paypal account if u want. If u don't want to go through paypal then simply contact amazon visit phone or live chat and see what they can offer you.
     
  6. Neocortx

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    I already have a paypal account, but amazon told me that I can only get paid via cheque or giftcard. -_-

    Or are they wrong with that?
     
  7. iPinner

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    Worst case scenario - take giftcards and sell or order something you could sell later locally (iPhones, Macs, etc)
    They used to approve Payoneer since it's US based bank account. But you would need to fake your address to something US based. That's a moral point but should work.

    On topic I never had problems with cheques so far.
     
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    Payoneer - the thing you may be looking for
     
  9. Unvulcanized

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    Ask them if they can do wire transfer
     
  10. Neocortx

    Neocortx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've just found out about that a few minutes ago. I'll definitely try it, even though the amazon support told me that it won't work. I really hope they're wrong.
     
  11. LuckyCharm007

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    Seriously guys if you are posting crap just to up your spot count you are doing it all wrong. Amazon does NOT do paypal and Wire transfers is for US resident ONLY. Clearly you guys have no clue how it works.. you are not helping OP, at all.

    Anyway, I live in Canada and I am having a similar problem ; My bank is "freezing" US cheques for 21 business days now and I was told that it might extend to 40 business days starting August. iPinner got a great idea, either get the gift cards, purchase something on amazon and resell it (with losses) or get a Payoneer account with fake info(risky). Another solution would be to find an insta-cheque (guess it would be named a different way in your country) who can cash US cheques. They take up to 15% fee's but at least you'll get paid. Good thing is they are not banks.
     
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  12. MaFiaStyle

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    There is no need to fake USA address for Payoneer. Just get US Payment service. You will be allocated with a USA bank account for accepting payment from USA. You will get immediate ACH deposit directly to your Payoneer account. Amazon is also actively promoting Payoneer to its affiliate. Don't ask the Amazon support as they are basically outsource team that replies with standard template. I know because I am doing this. Payoneer will ask you for the site that you promote amazon product as proof of business activities.
     
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  13. Neocortx

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    Thanks! I already told support to void my cheque and am creating a payoneer acc now.

    Lets hope that really works. :)

    warm regards,
    neocortx
     
  14. askary

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    sooner or later you will be banned by amazon for fake account, find an cash-in-agent in austria, they usually charge not so much for service
     
  15. mirrorer

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    Op.
    Majority of people here have no clue and some are just trying to increase post count.

    Payoneer works and I've been using it for months now.

    Open an account,apply for US banking service and use that with your amazon acc.

    I am in Europe and I've been paid without problem so far.
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    If you still need help,pm me.
     
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    He doesn't have a fake account... It's Amazon Associates, not an amazon-ebay-dropshipping scheme.

    For US residents: Check (rest of the world let these go back in the stoneage), Wire transfer, Payoneer, maybe more alternatives.

    For Europeans/Others: Payoneer (US "bank account", $30/year, you get ATM-card to withdraw with in whatever country you reside in, NO need for US address)


    The US bank system is a couple decades behind the rest of the world, ergo, complications.
     
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  17. askary

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    Amazon dont allow direct wire for non US based people, read this https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/topic/t35
    it is a big risk, if it works now it doesnt mean amazon will not ban you in half a year

    form agreement
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    how are you going to provide us tax info if you are not us citizen?
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  18. togerr

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    in many countries it is common practice to hold the payment for upto 40 days.
    anyway you can contact amazon support and ask them to cancel the cheque in question and pay you using another method.
    paypal is an option
     
  19. MaFiaStyle

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    You can provide EIN in replace of SSN for taxation purposes. If you are unsure check with an accountant based in USA on this.
     
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    I know, that is why Payoneer is for non-US citizens, it is not a direct wire transfer. You fill in the standard tax forms when signing on for Amazon Associates by the way. You do not need to be a US citizen to provide tax information, we have tax forms in Europe too :p