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Receiving Money Anonymously in Australia

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by joxer, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. joxer

    joxer Newbie

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    Hi there,

    I'm trying to setup some sort of payment scheme so that I can get paid in cash and receive it anonymously. Now I'm not trying to do anything dodgy from the standpoint of tax, etc. so I'm ok with that it's just that I want contact through specific means, I don't want the person putting the money into the e.g. account being able to obtain anything more identifying than a number.

    It's for a friend who's doing something considered 'embarrassing' so I said I would help her but no idea how to help without somehow being associated with it, which neither of us want to.

    I've searched but most of the advice seems to be for offshore stuff or it's old and not relevant anymore. I don't want to do anything like having 'fake ID' or illegal and of course I don't want something that requires real ID either.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. mechobiz

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    Means can you explain clearly ?
     
  3. salman200867

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    you can get it by using Western union, money gram etc (many more you can search on google for more) fake id works or not i don't know
     
  4. HoNeYBiRD

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  5. joxer

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    My friend wishes to sell things online (not illegal items) but wishes to remain anonymous from the buyers. I'm not sure WU in Australia will allow anything anonymous, and I don't wish to pretend/fake or do anything illegal. AFAIK western union in Australia requires 'government provided ID' to receive the monies. I just don't want to use any sort of identifying information to get the money.
     
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    well, if you want to sell something, bitcoin can be good, if the buyers are willing to pay with it or alternatively you can set up a paypal business account, where i believe your identity isn't disclosed to the buyers
     
  7. joxer

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    I guess the main issue is that bitcoin tends to be only for those 'tech savvy' individuals and the clientele is likely not that sophisticated. The clients would probably prefer to remain anon as well, not from authorities, just from each other (i.e. seller/buyer unaware of each other's details).

    I don't mind the institution knowing who is depositing/withdrawing the money, only that each other does not know.
     
  8. demoniste

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    every bank and paiement processor will allow you to use an alias ( company name, site name ... ) to be "anonymous" to your buyers. on the buyer side it's their problems they can use prepaid cc or anything to stay anonymous to you...

    off course bitcoin is the way to go if she want to be anonymous in a deeper level...
     
  9. jexie

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    Sounds like she should setup a Business Acct via PayPal. Business accounts won't show personal names showing, if it has been setup properly. I was going to second WU, but I can't say for sure about Australia.
    The only other thing I can think of is Google Checkout, as there's options to setup with anonymous access, but doesn't seem this is really what you're looking for.

    Honestly, how about wads of cash shoved in paper bags in inconspicuous places? Not to sound like an arse, but really everything about this seems sketchy... so this would just be sticking to the theme.
     
  10. joxer

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    wads of cash sounds good, I was actually thinking something like a postal or money order made out to cash, but that might be risky to send via post.
     
  11. WritersBlok

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    Bitcoin would be a great option.

    Barring that, as someone said above, a PP business account would let you hide your name, but you'd still need to put in an address for your place of business.
     
  12. g0han

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    Look into cryptocurrencies (ie bitcoin), if you get it in that you can then sell it locally with something like localbitcoins
     
  13. whynotmakeit

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    sounds dodgy to me too, but just set up a PP business account. Buyer will only see that name and email
     
  14. joxer

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    yep I'm looking into PP business account, would they require proof of e.g. a business trading name being registered or just any trading name is sufficient?
     
  15. jexie

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    there's a lot of literature if you do a simple Google search or check the PayPal website itself

    from what I can remember it you will need some basic information possibly tax ID but I'm not 100% sure

    if you're serious on taking this route of opening a business PayPal account you might as well just have your friend do it that way your name or information won't show up at all.
     
  16. Vonotna

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    Just find someone u can trust to recive the money and send it to you all from real person to real person.
    Pay taxes for website development or something. That way its enough annonymus for legal things.
     
  17. g0han

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    When it comes to withdrawing to your bank you must have a bank under the business name,PP is probably the least anonymous service out there