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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.

new neteller verification selfie

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.




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.


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

Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes

Just recently Skrill and NETELLER announced their last fee increase. Beginning on the 6th of April 2017, they now announced more changes, affecting the fees for deposit options and inactive customers.

Let’s have a look at all details and information.

Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes – Increased deposit fees


Skrill and NETELLER fee Changes - Waste moneyThe following changes affect all Skrill clients beginning on the 6th of April:

  • Sofort, Giropay – increased from 1.5% to 1.9%.
  • JCB, Diners Club – increased from 1.9% to 2.25%.
  • MasterCard – increased from 2.25% to 4.95%.
  • Paysafecard – increased from 5.5% to 7.5%.


Most of the Skrill changes will also affect NETELLER clients. The fees for the following payment options are increased for NETELLER Users:

  • Sofort, Giropay – increased from 1.5% to 1.9%.
  • MasterCard – increased from 2.25% to 4.95%.
  • Paysafecard – increased from 5.5% to 7.5%.

Please note that currently only clients from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland , Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom are allowed to use a Paysafecard to deposit funds into your Skrill or NETELLER account.

Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes – Inactivity fee

In general your Skrill and NETELLER accounts are free for personal use. However, if you do not login or make any transaction for a longer period of time your accounts become inactive and both providers will charge you with a service fee. Skrill will take a service fee of 2.00 EUR (or equivalent) every month if you did not use your account for more than 12 month. This fee will be increased to 3.00 EUR.

The NETELLER fee will not change. It stays at 2.00 USD (or equivalent) for every month after an inactivity period of 13 month.

Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes – Time for a change?

With ecoPayz another great eWallet provider has hit the market recently. Especially with another increase in some fees it is time to take a look at ecoPayz. They have already added some merchants, have lower FX fees (1.5% for eWO clients) and great customers support. You can find a full list of all ecoPayz Merchants at our website. We also can confirm that there will be more merchants soon and ecoPayz is working hard to increase their availability.

The following table shows you all upcoming changes compared to ecoPayz.

If you want to avoid higher fees compared to Skrill and NETELLER, check out our free ecoPayz Bonus Program. Besides that, you’ll also enjoy an instant VIP Gold upgrade, increased limits and our monthly bonus payments of 0.6-1.2%.


Skrill-Moneybookers-logo neteller_logo ecoPayz Bonus Program
Deposit Fee for using Sofort & Giropay 1.9% 1.9% 2% (min € 2)
Deposit Fee for using  MasterCard
2.25% 2.25% 1.69% (for most clients inside EU).
2.9% (for countries outside the EU).
Deposit with Paysafecard. 7.5% 7.5% 7%
P2P Transfers
1% (max 10 EUR) Bronze VIPs. 1% (max $ 10) Bronze & Silver VIPs. FREE
1% (max 2 EUR) For Silver and above. 1% (max $ 2) Gold, Platinum & Diamond VIPs.
Monthly Bonuses. 0.3% 0.3% (+ up to 0.8% depending on your VIP Level). 0.6-1.2%
Inactivity Fee
3 EUR per month, after 12 months. 2 USD per month, after 13 months. 1.5 EUR per month, after 13 months.




If you have any questions about the recent changes or need any advice how to proceed, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop

Cash DropAfter NETELLER launched their epic cashback promotion in November, they now started another promotion, together with Skrill.

During this Cash Drop Promotion NETELLER is giving away 30,000 USD and Skrill is giving away 50,000 EUR in cash prizes and a trip to London, with the chance to even double your winnings.

Let’s have a look at all details and please make sure to also check the Skrill Skrill Terms&Conditions and the NETELLER Terms&Conditions.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – How to enter

Entering the Cash Drop is easy. Every time you make one of the following transactions (of at least 10 EUR) you’ll earn 1 ticket into the prize draw.

  • Spend Money
    Transfer money to any online merchant.
  • Send Money
    Send money to a friends’ Skrill account (p2p transfer).
  • Online Games
    Use your funds for your favorite online game where Skrill is accepted.

You can earn up to 10 tickets every day during the promotion period. The promotion started on the 1st December 2016 and runs until 4th January 2017.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop Prizes

During the Promotion Period, Skrill and NETELLER customers will have the chance to win up to 10,000 EUR in cash and return flights for 2 people to London.

Cash Drop

  • First Prize
    Skrill clients win 10,000 EUR and NETELLER clients 10,000 USD in cash, return flights for 2 people to London and the chance to double their winnings in the Crystal Maze in London on 10th February 2017.
  • Second Prize
    Skrill clients win 6,000 EUR and NETELLER clients 6,000 USD in cash.
  • Third Prize
    Skrill clients win 4,000 EUR and NETELLER clients 4,000 USD in cash.

Additionally, Skrill clients have the chance to participate in the Daily Spot Prizes, where they can win a daily prize of 50 EUR. To win these prizes, you only need to login to your account, visit the Cash Drop promotion page and click the button. You can only do that once a day and your winnings will be paid directly into your Skrill account within 72 hours.

Please note: There is no Daily Spot Prize for NETELLER clients.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop Summary

Even if this is no direct cashback promotion, there is a lot of value to find in this Cash Drop Promotion. Simply move money as always and collect your tickets to get the chance to win up to 20,000 EUR and a nice trip to London.

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