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How to move cash legally and safely from one location to another?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bizcredit, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    Ok here is the situation. My friend is going across the country (USA) and his bank has no local branches where he is going... he wants to be able to get spending money (its his vacation, so several thousand dollars) in cash but has no debit card and $400 a day would not be enough anyway.

    How can he "move cash" legally, he doesnt want to carry it in cash on the plane, it might just look suspicious or could get robbed.

    I was thinking:

    Send a western union to himself (but the fees will be very high for several thousand dollars)

    What other options are there?
     
  2. crunch

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    travelers checks. amex does them. refunded if lost or stolen and he can cash them at any bank.
     
  3. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    Ok so Amex does them but where can he get them? I'm pretty sure he doesnt have an Amex card.
     
  4. crunch

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    you dont need a amex card to get em. Have him call his bank, or any bank for that matter and ask if they do travelers checks. Go to said bank, hand over cash, get checks. You have 2 sign them twice, once when you buy them, then when you cash them.
     
  5. hotwicked

    hotwicked Regular Member

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    Any bank will issue them pretty much.
     
  6. madhatter110

    madhatter110 Junior Member

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    yes travlers cheque is def. the best way to approach this, just go to your bank they will issue them.
     
  7. bizcredit

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    He wants all the cash when he gets there, how hard is it for a bank to cash $4k in travelers checks?
     
  8. Barbacamanitu

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    It seems like they'll be able to do it easily. Tell him to just go for it.
     
  9. crunch

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    only 4 grand? wouldent bother with checks then, 4g in 100's is nothing.
     
  10. vslay

    vslay Registered Member

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    I wouldn't worry about that on a plane, $4k is nothing suspicious at an airport.

    It would probably be a good idea for him though to get a debit card and maybe get some form of credit, he doesn't have to use it but it is essential to have good credit these days.
     
  11. lizmoz

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    def go for travelers checks. 4g is not a lot but fuck if you lose it, it starts to feel like a lot more! :)
     
  12. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    Ok guys.. $4k may be nothing on a plane... what about $13k in the United States? no international stops
     
  13. bizcredit

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    anyone have info on this
     
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    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    can't he write himself a certified check or get a money order and cash it when he lands?
     
  15. helaughs

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    There is nothing illegal about carrying around large amounts of cash, I believe amounts greater than 10k need to be declared when flying into the US. I don't think there are any rules regarding cash and domestic flights although you could contact your airline and ask them if it is a problem.
     
  16. bizcredit

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    Yeah but on the news everyday are innocent people being robbed of their cash. By the police. Cops can confiscate any money they THINK is from drugs, or whatever, and its up to you to go to court to get it back.