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Old 01-19-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to start a job for some brother's who are attending college here in Washington. Here's my question. Has anyone ever been questioned by our government after receiving a fairly large money transfer from the middle east? The family is Muslim, and as long as they're not a threat to my family or my country I don't have a problem doing the work. Just checking to see if anyone here has faced a similar situation. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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No experience in that but I would guess that a signed contract will help in case you are asked about it.

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My now ex-wife worked in banking for years and while we were married they implemented ALL kinds of checks on funds coming from the Middle East. They even have some program they run everyone through every time they cash a check, make a deposit etc to verify if you are on the terrorist watch list or not.

If it were me I would tell them to send the transfer to the folks who are here and have them give me a check. Getting a transfer from someone in the Middle East COULD get you on a list these days. All it has to be is a friend of a friend of a friend and that last friend is on the list.. all the other friends are on it too.. Goobermeant ain't playing around on that spying deal right now. Especially after Paris...
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My now ex-wife worked in banking for years and while we were married they implemented ALL kinds of checks on funds coming from the Middle East. They even have some program they run everyone through every time they cash a check, make a deposit etc to verify if you are on the terrorist watch list or not.

If it were me I would tell them to send the transfer to the folks who are here and have them give me a check. Getting a transfer from someone in the Middle East COULD get you on a list these days. All it has to be is a friend of a friend of a friend and that last friend is on the list.. all the other friends are on it too.. Goobermeant ain't playing around on that spying deal right now. Especially after Paris...
Hell Lugnut, I'm probably on a list somewhere already. If I'm not...I'm doing something wrong.
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I hear ya there man.. there is a difference between the list most of us are probably on and the "this dude took money from the friend of a terrorist" list
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Ask your banker how best to handle the situation. A big bank will have experience. May be he has you fill out some paperwork in advance, especially if there will be more than one transfer. Remember, if they send the transfer today, you won't have your money for several days. If you figure out how to get interest on your "missing" money, let us know. Good luck.
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Whatever happens, don't let them overpay you and expect a refund. And if they start talking about Nigerian princes...RUN!!!
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Hell Lugnut, I'm probably on a list somewhere already. If I'm not...I'm doing something wrong.
It's actually amex, credits the next day. I do leave that to the bank





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Good only knows what the rules are after Dodd/Frank!

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you may wish to consult your attorney in this situation.

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It's strange that their money is still in the middle east and they haven't opened an account here. I can see why it might raise suspicions. Just shave your beards and keep the AKs out of sight.
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how about opening an account just for these transfers?

I deal w/ an UAE family many moons ago and they had a local friend who helped with all the local items, such as making payments for the care of their family while in the states, which were made from the local account that was funded by the overseas account.

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