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Skrill Scam and Phishing Pages

Skrill Scam Pages – What are they?

Skrill ScamWe recently detected a few new Skrill Scam (Phishing) pages and have decided to give you some more information about this topic and how to protect yourself.

Phishing is a form of fraud in which the criminals try to get sensitive information such as login credentials or account information from you. They set up a fake web site that mimics the real Skrill page to trick you into disclosing your account details. Once you have provided those information they can use your details to empty your account.

Skrill Scam Pages – How can I protect myself?

Phishers are becoming better each day which makes it harder for normal users to detect if you are on a real site, but there are some hints that can help you distinguish a real website from a phishing site:

  • Skrill ScamIncorrect name or other details: Most of the time the web address of a Skrill phishing site looks correct but actually contains some common misspellings.
  • Secure Site: A legitimate Skrill page address starts with “https://” ― the letter “s” must be included. http://” at the start of the address might be an indicator that something is wrong here.
  • Direct Pop-Ups: Be careful if you are sent to a website that immediately displays a pop-up window asking you to enter your account details. Phishing scams may direct you to a legitimate website and then use a pop-up to gain your account information.
  • Use an up-to-date Web browser with antiphishing plugins. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome do have free add-ons (or “plug-ins”) that can help you detect phishing sites.
  • Never click on Links from Emails. Instead, use a bookmark in your browser that 100% leads to the right website. This is also better than typing in the address manually, because Phishers are known to use similiar names that could be typos to lead you to a phishing site.

 

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Skrill Phishing Site (Click to enlarge)

In this example, it is clear that this is a phishing site as the domain should be https://Skrill.com. However, if you don’t feel comfortable or find anything suspicious, please don’t use the website and contact us or Skrill directly. We will then check the page and make sure they will be removed in case it is a phishing site.

Skrill Scam Pages – General Security Advice

Skrill ScamHaving installed the latest operating system and updates for your web browsers, anti-virus protection and apps are one the most important things you can do to increase your overall security. Don’t open any email attachment from unknown senders and consider using different email addresses for your accounts. This makes it harder for attackers to get access to all your accounts with hacking just one mail account.

You should also be careful with links you received through Skype (or any other messenger), Facebook or any other social media channel.

Skrill also offers an in-house security feature. The Two-Step Authentication (also known as “2FA”), adds an extra layer of security through “multi factor authentication” that requires not only a password and username but also a unique code that changes every 30 seconds and will be provided through an app on your mobile phone. Using this feature will drastically increase your account security and makes it really hard for any criminal to gain access to your account.

Skrill Scam Pages – Is Skrill Scam?

By doing some research on the web you will find comments about the reliability of Skrill, people who claim that Skrill took their money or closed their accounts. Some of those complaints come from customers who tried to abuse bonus offers, created fake accounts or used their account for illegal transactions or who cannot verify their account. Besides that, Skrill is a company with over 40 million account holders with a complex product and high verification standards, thus naturally there are always people suffering from bad support or technical failures. We constantly fight against this and make sure our customers get the support they deserve.

With us, you know you will be a true VIP customer and that your issues will be solved and that you can safely use your Skrill Account.

Skrill Benefits with eWO

You are not part of our free Skrill eWallet-Optimizer Bonus Program yet? Check the following table to see the benefits for joining us:

 

Regular Skrill Customer:
Capped p2p fees.
Widely accepted at poker-, sportsbetting & Forex-sites.
Fast & easy Support for VIPs.
Slow support for normal clients.
Special Benefits – only with us: Easier & faster VIP Status Upgrades.
0.3% Cashback on your Transfers.
Additional & personal Support by us – 365 days a year.

 

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If you have any further questions about Skrill Phising Sites or our free Skrill Bonus Program, please contact us . We are happy to help.

Skrill Local Currency Withdrawal – Bangladesh, Russia, Nigeria & Pakistan

Skrill Local Currency Withdrawal – available now in Bangladesh, Russia, Nigeria and Pakistan

Skrill Local Currency WithdrawalUntil now most customers could not use their local currency to withdraw money from their Skrill account. Skrill recently announced that they have made some changes and clients from Bangladesh, Russia, Nigeria and Pakistan can now use the local currencies to withdraw their fund to their local banks.

Skrill Local Currency Withdrawal – How does it work

Using your local currency is easy and simple. Customers from Bangladesh, Russia, Nigeria and Pakistan only have to add and register their local bank account to their Skrill account. You will receive a dummy payment to your bank account. In the reference field of the payment Skrill will include a unique verification code. You have to enter this code after you receive the payment in the same section of your Skrill account where you have added your bank account.

 

Skrill Local Currency Withdrawal

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Once the confirmation code was entered and your bank account verified, you can use this account to withdraw funds from your Skrill account to this registered bank account. Customers from Bangladesh can use Bangladesh Taka (BDT), clients from Russia can use Ruble (RUB), clients from Nigeria can use Nigerian Naria (NGN) and customers from Pakistan can use Rupee (PKR).

Skrill Local Currency Withdrawal – Join eWallet-Optimizer now

You still do not receive any bonuses for your Skrill transfers or you do not have a Skrill account at all? Join our free Skrill Bonus Program now and enjoy a lot of great benefits.

No matter if you are a member of Skrill VIP program or not, as our Skrill client, you will enjoy our additional service and our internal Skrill support team that takes care of your issues within 1-2 business days.

Skrill Benefits with eWO

Regular Skrill Customer:
Capped p2p fees.
Widely accepted at poker-, sportsbetting & Forex-sites.
Fast & easy Support for VIPs.
Slow support for normal clients.
Special Benefits – only with us: Easier & faster VIP Status Upgrades.
0.3% Cashback on your Transfers.
Additional & personal Support by us – 365 days a year.

 

Join us for FREE

 

If you have any further questions about Skrill or our free Skrill Bonus Program, please contact us . We are happy to help.

New NETELLER Verification

New NETELLER Verification – New Procedure

new neteller verificationWe were just informed by NETELLER that they changed their whole verification process for new customers. Here is everything you need to know: What exactly changed and what you have to do to fully verify your account.

Currently the following changes will only affect new NETELLER customers.
Existing NETELLER customers or Skrill customers are not affected yet, but according to our Skrill and NETELLER contacts, this might change in the future.

We will update this news post as soon as we get more information.

New NETELLER Verification – What exactly changed?

With immediate affect new NETELLER customers have to go through a different process to fully verify their NETELLER account.

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The following steps are needed to remove all restrictions and increase your transfer limits to the maximum:

    1. Register your NETELLER account with eWO to get instant silver VIP status after verification.
    2. Send a copy of your passport and a recent bill to docs@eWallet-Optimizer.com
    3. Set your security questions and answers. You can find them in the security settings of your account.
    4. Follow the instructions shown in your NETELLER account and upload a selfie holding your ID card or passport next to your face. This can either be done live with your webcam or be an existing photo via netverify.

Until now, this process was only needed for non-EU citizens, but is now also mandatory for all new customers.

Without this additional step you can use your NETELLER account, but you will have many restrictions and low transfer limits.
Therefore we highly recommend to fully verify your accounts to be able to use all of NETELLER services and get the most out or your account.

You can also use the NETELLER Mobile App to upload your documents and verify your account.

New NETELLER Verification – What about existing clients?

If you already have a fully verified your account there is nothing for you to do at this moment and you can use your account without any additional verification.
However, NETELLER told us that this might change in the future as well and all clients, no matter if new or existing, have to verify their accounts through this additional step as well.

Skrill Verification – No changes, not yet.

For Skrill similar changes will arrive very soon, but as of now, nothing has changed yet.

The alternative – ecoPayz

ecopayz alternativeSome customers might not feel comfortable with this new verification procedure or just want to use an eWallet without going through so much trouble. If you are one of those customers you should take a look at our free ecoPayz Bonus Program.

ecoPayz offers a fast and easy way to verify your account and a webcam verification is not needed. Compared to Skrill and NETELLER, you will also find lower fees (only 1.49% FX fees), a free MasterCard and the highest cashback offers on the market with 0.6-1.2% eWO bonus every month.

 

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Please contact us if you have any further questions about the NETELLER verification changes, NETELLER in general or our free ecoPayz Bonus Program.

Russia MasterCard at Skrill and NETELLER

Good News: Russia MasterCard at Skrill and NETELLER is back!

At the beginning of October 2016 Skrill and NETELLER announcedRussia MasterCard at Skrill and NETELLER that Russian clients (as well as clients from non-SEPA countries) will no longer be allowed to order a new MasterCard for their Skrill and NETELLER accounts. Clients from Russia can use their old cards until they expire. However, they will not be able to order a new MasterCard after that.

This has changed now and we have some great news for our Russian clients. Clients who still have an active card will be able to order a new card once their old cards expire!

Russia MasterCard at Skrill and NETELLER – Who can order a new card?

All Russian Skrill and NETELLER clients with an active Skrill or NETELLER MasterCard will be allowed to order a new one after their expiration.

Customers who tried to order a card before the 26th November and did not receive them will now also be allowed to order a new. Just get in touch with the Skrill or NETELLER customer support and they will re-activate the option to order your card in your account. To contact their support just use one of the following contact options:

contactless Skrill MasterCardSkrill Customer Support NETELLER Net+ MasterCardNETELLER Customer Support
phone-flat  + 7 495-249-5439  phone-flat  +44 20-3308-9525
phone-flat  +44 203-308-2520
phone-flat  +44 203-514-5562  mail-512  help@neteller.com
mail-512  help@skrill.com

Russia MasterCard at Skrill and NETELLER – What about new Clients?

Unfortunately, there no changes for new Russian Skrill or NETELLER clients or for clients who don’t have an active MasterCards. Those client will still be not allowed to order a new card. However, we hope that there will be some changes in the future and more clients will be able to order new cards again.

There are also no changes for all other clients from non-SEPA regions. The following clients are still not allowed to order a new card for their accounts:

SEPA MasterCard

Austria Belgium Germany Greece Ireland Spain Italy
Cyprus Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal
Slovakia Slovenia Finland France Estonia Bulgaria Great Britain
Hungary Denmark Poland Romania Croatia Czech Republic Sweden
Iceland Liechtenstein Monaco Norway Switzerland


Even if not all customers are affected by this great news, it is still a good sign and we hope to have more good news for you soon.

Please contact us.. if you have any further questions about this changes or Skrill and NETELLER in general. We are happy to help.

ecoPayz MasterCard Security – 3D SecureCode

ecoPayz MasterCard Security – 3D Secure

ecoPayzecoPayz MasterCard Security - SecureCard Logo is constantly working to improve their product and also the security for their clients. The two-step authentication was already implanted some months ago and now they increase the security even more by adding the 3-D Security feature to their ecoCard MasterCards.

ecoPayz MasterCard Security – What is 3D Secure?

3D Secure (3DS) is a service offered by MasterCard which will protect you against an unauthorized use of your card. When you register your card you will set up a MasterCard SecureCode which is now needed to approve any transaction made with your ecoCard. Similar to the 2FA you now need the standard ecoCard details (expire date, credit card number, CVV number) and your 3D Secure code to use your card for any payments. This will drastically increase the security of your account and protects you again potential credit fraud.

ecoPayz MasterCard Security - Additional Information

For more details about the 3D you can also check within your ecoPayz account. Just choose ‘Spend and withdraw -> ecoCard’ in the left-handed menu and click the 3D Secure symbol.

ecoPayz MasterCard Security – How to setup 3D Secure

Adding the 3D Secure feature to your ecoCard is fast and easy. There are just 2 steps needed to add this enhanced security feature.

  1. You will need to provide your mother’s maiden name when you activate your ecoCard (you will be asked for this during 3D Secure registration).ecoPayz MasterCard Security - Maiden Name ecoPayz
  2. You now need to complete the 3D Secure registration and choose your MasterCard SecureCode®, which will be happen the next time you use your card for any online payment. From now on you will be asked for this code every time you use your card for any payment.ecoPayz MasterCard Security - SecureCode Form

ecoPayz MasterCard Security – Summary

Credit Card theft is a very serious issue and ecoPayz is doing a good job by adding this great new feature to their ecoCards. We highly recommend all our clients to use it to increase their security. Combined with the two-step authentication your ecoPayz account will become a really safe place to store your funds.

If you have no ecoPayz account yet, make sure to check our free ecoPayz Bonus Program to benefit from 0.6-1.2% Cashback, enjoy increased transfer volumes, lower fess (only 1.49% FX fees), up to 3 free MasterCards and multiple currency accounts.

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Please contact us. if you have any further questions about the ecoPayz 3D Secure feature or ecoPayz in general. We are happy to help.