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October 02, 2014, 03:32:33 AM
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I just wanted to give a heads up on a bitstamp issue I had.

I opened an account and wired $15,000 to them.  Because I can do wire transfers from my business account for $15 and over the internet I wired the money from that account, rather than my personal account.

Because it was a business account they asked for the KYC documentation before my account would be credited.  I didn't foresee it being an issue.  I provided the documentation but I didn't have a satisfactory reason to invest in bitcoin so they elected to close my account and return the funds minus wire transfer fees.  That was fine with me as BTC-e  is cheaper.

3 weeks later $13,488.29 was returned by bitstamp.  I asked for an explanation for the "fees" and haven't received a response.
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October 02, 2014, 09:09:21 AM
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Even you wired from your personal account, KYC is still needed.
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October 02, 2014, 09:14:39 AM
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"but I didn't have a satisfactory reason to invest in bitcoin"

What is this? Do you have to explain to bitstamp why you invest in bitcoin?
And what it would be a satisfactory reason?
"I want to become rich when bitcoin hit $100000". Is this ok for bitstamp?
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October 02, 2014, 09:37:34 AM
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I just wanted to give a heads up on a bitstamp issue I had.

I opened an account and wired $15,000 to them.  Because I can do wire transfers from my business account for $15 and over the internet I wired the money from that account, rather than my personal account.

Because it was a business account they asked for the KYC documentation before my account would be credited.  I didn't foresee it being an issue.  I provided the documentation but I didn't have a satisfactory reason to invest in bitcoin so they elected to close my account and return the funds minus wire transfer fees.  That was fine with me as BTC-e  is cheaper.

3 weeks later $13,488.29 was returned by bitstamp.  I asked for an explanation for the "fees" and haven't received a response.

Are you sending in USD or foreign currency?
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October 02, 2014, 03:54:16 PM
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seems high but are you reading the same currency? maybe they are displaying a different currency than the one you sent them
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October 02, 2014, 06:03:36 PM
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I sent them US Dollars to the bitstamp account which is in US Dollars.  There was a note in the wire transfer about a 1.2046 Euro/Dollar conversion, which is absurdly low.
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