My bank prohibits me from getting money

Malaysia
May 14, 2016 1:34am CST
I do survey, mylot and other online activities and have paypal account. One day I transfer my paypal into bank and the bank ask me where am I getting my money from. After told them they release the money to me. Why are they doing so, its my money afterall.
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11 responses
• United States
14 May 16
Sometimes the bank asks me weird questions and I was upset. Recently they asked me what is my employment. Why does it concern you. I do not have a loan, owe them any money or anything.
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• Malaysia
14 May 16
am also hv no owing money, sadly they suspect me.
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• United States
14 May 16
@wongchoiyee I am sure they're just verifying though as they are maybe unfamiliar with online earnings. Hopefully they will not give you anymore problems in the future.
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• Malaysia
14 May 16
@infatuatedbby ok hopefully.
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@toniganzon (39995)
• Philippines
14 May 16
Your country must be way too strict about money laundering
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• Malaysia
14 May 16
yea...i can't comment further on the politicians moeny laundering, it is faulty. sorry my english.
• Philippines
14 May 16
It's sad the bank had to ask that question, I'd be furious if the bank does that to me.
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• Malaysia
14 May 16
ya they thought me money laundering. And ask which website I was doing? Fuyooh....I am planning to save a big sum in paypal soon, I hope they won't block me anymore. It was like 20 USD and they ask me where I got them from. Imagine 500 USD???
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@annierose (17417)
• Philippines
14 May 16
I think it is just their way to make sure that the money is really yours. In today's world many bad people get wiser and smarter just to be able to steal money from other people. Whenever they ask me questions, I just answer it. There is no choice but to give them the answer or else I will not have my money or the information I am asking for.
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@cherriefic (4196)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 May 16
Its for verification purposes as the bank is following the antimoney laundering act. It's just a basic protocol for financial institutions.
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@youless (86622)
• Guangzhou, China
14 May 16
That's strange. But I know sometimes due to some unknown reasons the banks can be so picky for us. This is why I opened a bank account in Hong Kong. The banks are qualified and professional there and they provide you good service.
• Malaysia
14 May 16
really? I been there once few years back and the things they sell very expensive. China residents can open bank account there really?
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@youless (86622)
• Guangzhou, China
14 May 16
@wongchoiyee Yes, a Chinese resident can open a bank account there. Actually if you have money, you are free to open a bank account in any countries
• Malaysia
15 May 16
@youless wow thanks for the info. Then you must be well lived then.
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@AkoPinay (10775)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
I withdraw my PayPal funds in Bitcoin and I also filled up online form where we should input the source I just wrote "internet blogging" income. I remember when I opened a dollar savings account I had to input the source too. I just wrote sales/referral "commissions". . They just want to make sure our money came from LEGAL activities and we are not involve in terrorism.
• Malaysia
22 Oct 16
oh i see
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@MGjhaud (20810)
• Philippines
14 May 16
i have never had an interview (or that sort) with a bank officer but ive heard weird stories. well im glad they released the money.
• Malaysia
15 May 16
ya luckily i got my usd20 back. What an officer!
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@Macarrosel (7640)
• Philippines
14 May 16
What's the name of that bank? Why did hey ask you that. It's your money, so they have no right to ask you where it came from.
• Malaysia
14 May 16
Public Bank
@marlina (60998)
• Canada
14 May 16
That is not their business.
@sunrisefan (16613)
• Philippines
14 May 16
Maybe they suspect you of money laundering :)