Bitcoin Forum
December 09, 2016, 09:27:17 PM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 [3] 4 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: CoinURL disallowing withdrawals (split from Beware of scammers!)  (Read 4733 times)
giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 04:21:45 PM
 #41

You are free now to ask a refund according to the new policy!
I'm not going to give some stranger enough documentation to ruin my life to comply with laws that don't exist.

Can you direct me to the appropriate "legistration" (I assume you mean legislation)?
Latvian AML law:
http://www.likumi.lv/doc.php?id=178987

Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481318837
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481318837

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481318837
Reply with quote  #2

1481318837
Report to moderator
LoupGaroux
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 420



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 04:21:57 PM
 #42

At the risk of dumping petrol on an already blazing fire... are some people never satisfied?

MC- you have your exception rule, the AML rules DO exist, and since that was the basis for dragon's reluctance, go ahead and play along. Send him whatever ginned up crap you want, he can quietly accept it and the problem is solved for all sides! Yay!

Or keep objecting publicly, keep involving the world in your intransigence and never get your shekels back. Your call.

54Gh/s bASIC Bitcoin Mining Devices
Pre-Order Yours Today!     
Only $1069.99 ! @ http://www.BitcoinASIC.com


Look^^ I'm selling my soul too!
mcorlett
Donator
Sr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 308



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 07:12:14 PM
 #43

Thank you very much for the link. I've reviewed the document, and have some questions:

Under which of the following does your service fall under?
Quote
1) kredītiestādes;

2) finanšu iestādes;

3) nodokļu konsultanti, ārpakalpojuma grāmatveži, zvērināti revidenti un zvērinātu revidentu komercsabiedrības;

4) zvērināti notāri, zvērināti advokāti, citi neatkarīgi juridisko pakalpojumu sniedzēji, kad tie, darbojoties savu klientu vārdā un labā, sniedz palīdzību darījumu plānošanā vai veikšanā, piedalās tajos vai veic citas ar darījumiem saistītas profesionālas darbības sava klienta labā attiecībā uz:

a) nekustamā īpašuma, komercsabiedrības kapitāla daļu pirkšanu vai pārdošanu,

b) klienta naudas, finanšu instrumentu un citu līdzekļu pārvaldīšanu,

c) visu veidu kontu atvēršanu vai pārvaldīšanu kredītiestādēs vai finanšu iestādēs,

d) juridisku veidojumu dibināšanu, vadību vai darbības nodrošināšanu, kā arī attiecībā uz juridiska veidojuma dibināšanai, vadīšanai vai pārvaldīšanai nepieciešamu ieguldījumu veikšanu;

5) juridiska veidojuma dibināšanas un darbības nodrošināšanas pakalpojumu sniedzēji;

6) personas, kas darbojas kā aģenti vai starpnieki darījumos ar nekustamo īpašumu;

7) izložu un azartspēļu organizētāji;

8) personas, kas sniedz inkasācijas pakalpojumus;

9) citas juridiskās vai fiziskās personas, kas nodarbojas ar nekustamā īpašuma, transportlīdzekļu, kultūras pieminekļu, dārgmetālu, dārgakmeņu, to izstrādājumu vai citu preču tirdzniecību, kā arī ar starpniecību minētajos darījumos vai citu pakalpojumu sniegšanu, ja maksājumu veic skaidrā naudā latos vai citā valūtā, kas pēc Latvijas Bankas noteiktā kursa darījuma veikšanas dienā ir ekvivalenta 15 000 euro vai pārsniedz šo summu, neatkarīgi no tā, vai šo darījumu veic kā vienu operāciju vai kā vairākas savstarpēji saistītas operācijas. Ja darījumu veic ārvalstu valūtā, kurai Latvijas Banka nenosaka oficiālo maiņas kursu, aprēķiniem izmanto Latvijas Bankas norādītajā informācijas avotā kārtējās nedēļas pirmajā darbdienā publicēto valūtas kursu.

It says in the document that you are only obligated to identify clients if there are transactions involved equivalent to EUR 15 000 or more. Are you aware of this?

giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 08:30:39 PM
 #44

15k EUR minimum threshold is for transactions with physical property (real estate, gold, antiques etc).
Financial instruments (paragraph 4-(b)) does not have it.

For example, there is no official way to anonymously withdraw Webmoney in Latvia. Of course, we have some "gray" traders who will help, but they take all risks on self and charge extra commissions.
You can see rules of major Webmoney exchanger in Riga, wmz.lv (available in Latvian and Russian), they can refuse withdrawals until you provide docs.

IMHO, You can think Bitcoin is out of regulation, but serious people who want to expand their business and start accepting real currencies and credit cards will comply the laws!

mcorlett
Donator
Sr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 308



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 08:39:44 PM
 #45

15k EUR minimum threshold is for transactions with physical property (real estate, gold, antiques etc).
Financial instruments (paragraph 4-(b)) does not have it.

For example, there is no official way to anonymously withdraw Webmoney in Latvia. Of course, we have some "gray" traders who will help, but they take all risks on self and charge extra commissions.
You can see rules of major Webmoney exchanger in Riga, wmz.lv (available in Latvian and Russian), they can refuse withdrawals until you provide docs.

IMHO, You can think Bitcoin is out of regulation, but serious people who want to expand their business and start accepting real currencies and credit cards will comply the laws!
You're not an exchange, and Bitcoin is not a formally recognized currency in Latvia. It's nothing more than a cryptographically signed message.

Also, I noticed you dodged my first question; please answer it.

giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 08:44:47 PM
 #46

You're not an exchange, and Bitcoin is not a formally recognized currency in Latvia. It's nothing more than a cryptographically signed message.
Webmoney also is not recognized currency, but can be classified as financial instrument, as well as Bitcoin, therefore businesses accepting them must obey AML legislation.

P.S. Soon I am planning to enable other payment methods along with Bitcoin. My reputation as law-abiding business is very important in this situation! As you know, payment processors does not tolerate even attempts of laundering and froze accounts with all funds after any suspicions.

mcorlett
Donator
Sr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 308



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 09:09:19 PM
 #47

Still waiting for an answer to that first question... If you're not on that list, you're not subject to the law.

giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 09:57:02 PM
 #48

Still waiting for an answer to that first question... If you're not on that list, you're not subject to the law.
I think that I have already clearly answered.

Approximate translation:

Quote
Article 1-(7):
Financial institutions in scope of this law:
...
h) electronic money organizations

mcorlett
Donator
Sr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 308



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 10:04:28 PM
 #49

Edit: You keep editing your posts, it's difficult to keep up.

Just to be clear, because I find this quite interesting, you're arguing that CoinURL is a financial institution?

giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 19, 2012, 10:08:10 PM
 #50

Edit: You keep editing your posts, it's difficult to keep up.
I found exactly that you have asked, therefore updated my post.

Maged
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1260


View Profile
May 20, 2012, 06:12:06 PM
 #51

My opinion is that giantdragon's no-refund policy is perfectly reasonable, and he doesn't deserve a scammer tag. This is different than bulanula's case because:
- mcorlett can't prove that he sent the BTC by accident.
- This trade wasn't done on the forum, so it feels "out of my jurisdiction".
- giantdragon had a stated no-refund policy.
- giantdragon is not saying ridiculous scammy things like bulanula is.
- There was never a contract for a specific amount.
- There is no good-faith evidence that mcorlett sent more than was intended.

I disagree with the whole "out of our jurisdiction" bit, since anyone who has an account here is most certainly "under our jurisdiction". That being said, because of the above, I agree with theymos about not applying the scammer tag.

giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 20, 2012, 08:15:40 PM
 #52

Just to be clear, because I find this quite interesting, you're arguing that CoinURL is a financial institution?
I think anybody knows that legal status of almost all Bitcoin services is not yet defined...
But serious start-ups, who want to expand their business above Bitcoin and start accepting real currency will always obey laws of country where they reside.

P.S. I want to offer the highest quality of service for CoinURL customers and I intend to minimize the probability of legal action to zero. Situation where authorities can seize equipment and forfeit all funds with suspection to laundering, that will result in loss of ALL clients' funds is absolutely unacceptable for me!

Coinoisseur
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252


View Profile
May 20, 2012, 08:55:20 PM
 #53

Not sure why there isn't more community pushback on trying to apply AML rules to Bitcoin. One of the main reasons behind Bitcoin is to be an unrestricted digital exchange method, correct? It's understandable for exchanges that directly convert BC to currency, since they take on that obligation by dealing with currency. But currency exchanges should only be a small part of the BC system as it grows if it is to achieve it's initial goals.

Applying AML rules to a purely BC transaction is terrible, imo.

Note: Bulanula's mistake was not sticking to the "no refunds" line in a repetitive manner. IMO, if he stuck to that without getting goaded into making diatribes then he would have been in the same situation as CoinURL (Not technically a scammer, just someone to not do business with).
mcorlett
Donator
Sr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 308



View Profile
May 20, 2012, 09:04:06 PM
 #54

Applying AML rules to a purely BC transaction is terrible, imo.
I don't think this has very much to do with actual regulation, but more about giving the owner a seemingly legitimate reason to decline withdrawals.

My goal right now is just to bring attention to its absurdity. Since I'm forced to spend the rest of my balance on advertising, I'm probably just going to point it to this thread. That'll be fun. (I have a strange feeling that it'll get rejected.)

giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 20, 2012, 09:39:49 PM
 #55

My goal right now is just to bring attention to its absurdity. Since I'm forced to spend the rest of my balance on advertising
You are not forced to do so! Provide necessary documents as required by law and your withdrawal will be completed.

Applying AML rules to a purely BC transaction is terrible, imo.
I am planning to expand CoinURL out of Bitcoin and start working with real payment processors, who don't tolerate any loopholes that may be used for laundering. Therefore I want to create an image of my service as purely legal and minimize risks for customers about funds freeze.

Look at StrikeSapphire. They are Bitcoin casino, but strictly obey U.S. gambling laws that prohibit domestic players.

P.S. If you want to start a business some bigger than another pyramid or VPN anonymizer for Bitcoin your definitely must obey legislation of your country, IMHO!

bulanula
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 518



View Profile
May 21, 2012, 09:25:39 AM
 #56

Did you get your refund ?

Forget about the scammer tag just never use his services again !

Simples !
giantdragon
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414



View Profile
May 21, 2012, 01:18:20 PM
 #57

Did you get your refund ?

Forget about the scammer tag just never use his services again !

Simples !
I don't understand, why some people want to add a scamer tag to the CoinURL!?
I have not ever missed a payment. Also I do NOT refuse advertisers for refunds, just intend to comply with AML rules of my country.

Do you think it would be better that all customers' funds lost in case of server equipment forfeiture, because someone have used my service to launder Bitcoins from Silk Road? The stability of service uptime and guarantee for publishers about payments for their links has the highest priority for me!

P.S. Is it really so difficult to send exact number of Bitcoins that you want to spend for advertising?

John (John K.)
Global Troll-buster and
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1092


Will read PM's. Have more time lately


View Profile
May 21, 2012, 05:08:55 PM
 #58

Personally, I think this situation is entirely different then bulanuva's situation. Giantdrragon is reasonable in this situation as 1) it is stated in the TOS and 2) he is not withholding your 1.3~ btc with the intention to not return it. He merely wants to comply entirely with the laws of his country, and I agree that refunding you directly would result in much more people taking advantage of this example.
Just my 2 cents.

My BTC Tip Jar: 1Pgvfy19uwtYe5o9dg3zZsAjgCPt3XZqz9 , GPG ID: B3AAEEB0 ,OTC ID: johnthedong
Escrow service is available on a case by case basis! (PM Me to verify I'm the escrow!)

Maged
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1260


View Profile
May 30, 2012, 07:27:59 PM
 #59

Personally, I think this situation is entirely different then bulanuva's situation. Giantdrragon is reasonable in this situation as 1) it is stated in the TOS and 2) he is not withholding your 1.3~ btc with the intention to not return it. He merely wants to comply entirely with the laws of his country, and I agree that refunding you directly would result in much more people taking advantage of this example.
Just my 2 cents.

This sure sounds familiar!  Cheesy
Your TOS says nothing of the sort, so quit talking.

bulanula
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 518



View Profile
May 30, 2012, 07:35:41 PM
 #60

Personally, I think this situation is entirely different then bulanuva's situation. Giantdrragon is reasonable in this situation as 1) it is stated in the TOS and 2) he is not withholding your 1.3~ btc with the intention to not return it. He merely wants to comply entirely with the laws of his country, and I agree that refunding you directly would result in much more people taking advantage of this example.
Just my 2 cents.

This sure sounds familiar!  Cheesy
Your TOS says nothing of the sort, so quit talking.

Then you have not even read it.  There is really nothing else to do it, either quote the TOS here with evidence you can get to the correct page or stop trolling.

Not very wise to accuse a mod of trolling Wink
Pages: « 1 2 [3] 4 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!