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Paypal.me without my real name on it?

Discussion in 'Ask-a-Model!' started by passmeawhiskay, Dec 8, 2018 at 8:53 AM.

  1. passmeawhiskay

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    Anyone know if there is a way to set up your paypal without your real name? As far as I know the name on your paypal has to be the same as the name on your bank account, be nice to allow for the people who want to tip me for my show or show their appreciation for the show on paypal be able to do so without them knowing my whole name. Thanks!
     
  2. Emberblaze

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    Using paypal is a great way to lose money.

    Paypal closes the accounts of sex workers and seizes their funds.
     
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  3. ElaySmith

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    No. Don't use paypal. It is not a sex worker friendly service. When they find out what you are using the service for they will close your account and keep your money. On top of that they will close any account associated with your name or address.

    ps. Ember took the works right out of my mouth.
     
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  4. passmeawhiskay

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    Shit....I used it for the longest time 2 years ago. Good thing I never lost that money. Is this is new thing? Why is paypal hating? Does this have something to do with THOTaudit or just IRS in general?

    well in anycase, can someone suggest another platform similar? Square Cash? Venmo? Which one is sex worker friendly? Thanks.
     
  5. ElaySmith

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    This has always been there policy. My account was closed sometime around 2009.

    None of those are sex worker friendly. You may want to look into indiebill.
     
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  6. passmeawhiskay

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    hmm, maybe its more about making it not look like you are receiving payments FOR sex work? I guess my question is, how are they going to know why someone gave you the money they gave you? How do you mitigate the risk if you do decide to use one of those platforms?
     
    #6 passmeawhiskay, Dec 8, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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  7. SaffronBurke

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    Salty people and/or cheap people dispute the charges with PayPal by emailing them and going "this person sold me porn!" Bam, account gone, any accounts linked to it also gone. People's significant other's accounts and family member's accounts have also been closed because of association.
     
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  8. passmeawhiskay

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    Holy smokes, then I REALLY dodged a bullet, because one of the people that spent the most on personalized videos DID get salty when it wasent to his liking and asked me to redo it for 2 years! Since I came back to camming ive done all I can to block him and not let him know im back. I suppose he didnt know he could tell paypal!
     
  9. Luxy Reid

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    You should really get verified here and dig around in the model's only section. I know you are taking camming very seriously this second go around. I am rooting for you! I love seeing men succeed in this industry. You seem like you have the passion and work ethic and are asking the right questions. I would hate for you to have accounts seized or anything similar in the future because the common knowledge wasn't available to you first.

    PayPal, venmo, sqaarecash, Google wallet (and more, those are the ones I know of)...all of these you use at your own risk. None are sw friendly. For caah I currently use cammodeldirectory, indiebill, and bitcoin after full confirmation.

    Hope this helps! And stay safe and good luck in your cam journey!
     
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  10. passmeawhiskay

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    Thank you beautiful! I will definitely tread lightly and carefully. I am hoping to get into the model only section as soon as I am able to per ACF protocol.
     
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  11. ElaySmith

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    Like @Luxy Reid said use them at your own risk. I would still steer clear of paypal but if you have a trusted regular taking something like google wallet or venmo could be ok but its not something id recommend. I really just hate using sites that discriminate against my job which is why I prefer directing clients to places like cmd, indiebill, or even manyvids since they started paying out 80% on tributes. Also beware that even if guys are just sending you tips or birthday/christmas present etc and not actually making a payment for goods or services your account can still be closed- a lot of people try to use that as a grey area. There have even been occasions where sex workers have their vanilla/personal accounts closed even though they have never used them for any type of work related transactions.

    Years ago when I was using paypal there really were very limited payment options the ones that were available were doing a 50/50 payout. Today though I see very little reason to risk it. There are a lot more options out there and more and more sites are paying out in the 70-80% range.
     
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  12. Nikola Tesla

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    No men allowed in the models only section
     
  13. NerdyZoey

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    This is even riskier and super inconsiderate to the rest of the world. So a friend had her account closed and she’s not a SW. she was selling holiday cookies and they said it followed a pattern of behavior related to SW. They not only shut her personal account down, but put a hold on her actual business account. They contacted her linked banks and told them they have her flagged for SW. and the bank is holding her money too! She had to use a back up account to even pay payroll because she’s been selling Christmas cookies to people.... when people try to get around a system it fucks other people over. It’s riskier because they can tell your bank and makes it harder for people to just use it as intended.
    I personally do not use PayPal even in my
    Personal life because they do not support SW, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be able to use it because someone is trying to break the rules.
     
  14. ElaySmith

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    This changed a long time ago. No men in the MFC MO (bc only women cam their) but otherwise all genders are welcome.
     
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  15. SaffronBurke

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    I can think of at least four male models who are verified on ACF.
     
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  16. ElaySmith

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    I always find it a little funny when a model tells somebody to get verified then a member pops in like noooo thats not allowed. Its seems to me the model that is already verified would know who is and isn't allowed in the MO. Mansplaining at it best.
     
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    I use Paypal because it's the ONLY almost-instant money transfer option for me in NZ, and what I do is have a "dummy" account with my cam name and then I transfer the money to my real account and withdraw to my bank from there. It's worked for the almost 2.5 years that I've been doing SW but I know the risks and try not to use it unless absolutely necessary. I know doing this usually sends off red flags to their system too but it's how I hide my identity.

    Again, Paypal is not adult friendly and I only use it because it's my only option.
     
  18. Nikola Tesla

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    Seriously? I was wrong and you are going to further insult me?
    Condesending at its best
     
  19. SaffronBurke

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    It was a very publicly-announced change, and I guarantee Luxy wouldn't suggest someone get verified if they don't qualify for verification.
     
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  20. ElaySmith

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    Not trying to insult you... but its kinda one of those situation where if the shoe fits wear it. Seriously though, this wasn't just about you. Ive seen several times across this forum where somebody will mention MO access and somebody thats not even a model will pipe up about who is and isn't allowed access.

    Edit: maybe we should coin the term membersplaining?
     
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  21. Nikola Tesla

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    I was just trying to helpful. A lot of members know a lot more about ACF and MFC than a lot of models.
    Just because I am a man doesn't mean that I know nothing.

    Have you seen my death ray?
     
  22. AudriTwo

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    Just accept you were wrong. No reason to be a salty bitch without taking offense. Also understand sometimes when you try to be helpful, and that help can possibly be incorrect. Which can be harmful.

    Let's try something different. Maybe apologize and thank for the clarification. Understand and emphazie with us. It's frustrating on our end to see members pass missinformation (which you did). I know sometimes you members think you know more, but it's best to stick to the things you actually know. :)

    Here is the public thread on verification: https://www.ambercutie.com/forums/threads/model-verification-requests.27650/
     
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    Some things I found when researching something similar:
    1. Giftly sells virtual “Gift Cards”. Users in the US can extract the money to their bank account, a prepaid Visa card, or to their PayPal account. Most of the negative reviews I read about the service were from people that did not understand how it works. It looks like senders only need your Giftly account name.
    2. Use TransferWise to reload a reloadable prepaid Visa card (not all cards can be reloaded). The service is gear towards international transfers, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work between two people in the US.

    I have never used either service so you will want to investigate on your own first.
     
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  24. passmeawhiskay

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    Thank you, ill look into Gifty I think.
     
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  25. Nikola Tesla

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    First of all Audrey, do not presume to tell me how to act.
    Looking at your profile you are the troublemaker, not me.

    I will not apologize for trying to be helpful

    Edited to add You are now being ignored
     
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  26. justjoinedtopost

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  27. AudriTwo

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    Lol but you were wrong. You weren't being helpful by spreading miss information. I see the attempt, but it was a failure. I also don't understand why people to refuse to apologize, when they are wrong. Why is that? Are you afraid you are gonna melt, our are you embarrassed you are wrong? And I'm sorry you got offended because I told you to understand and emphazie with us and apologize. I'm such a monster. :)

    That trouble maker comment on my profile was from an obvious troll... And that's fine, you've been on ignore with me since 2016. ;)
     
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  28. princessofperv

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    I would treat carefully with using transferwise. They have something about porn in their TOS.
    I use them to get paid from boleyn models, but that's payroll only. Boleyn models advised against using them for direct payments, since that seems to be against their tos.

    Edit: https://transferwise.com/us/acceptable-use-policy-inc
    section 1.2 f adult content.
     
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  29. Emberblaze

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    This attitude makes me rage. For so many reasons.

    For one yes, of course members, please tell us all about a job you don't do that we actually do. Tell us all about how so many members who have never once seen it from our side know more. This is literally as man-splainey as shit can get.

    And second there are so many shit bags that convince new models that they know everything so that they can manipulate them it's sickening so even if your intentions are good don't add to this mentality that so many members know more than the models. If members actually want to help models it's best to refer them to sources that come from models like acf, Stripperweb, model blogs etc.
     
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