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  Reply # 1240882 17-Feb-2015 14:49
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Also, it's not as if, when you go into the international transfer section of the website, it says "Warning! Danger, Will Robinson! Do not send money to X,Y or Z". The ordinary man on the Clapham Omnibus usually is not aware that this week someone has decided we cannot send money to this particular list of places.

If I was actually trying to send money to Myanmar, then fair enough. However I wasn't...! 

This is up there with the US company that wouldn't send me a flashlight 'because it contravenes the ITAR treaty". WTF - it's a small torch, not a rocket launcher!!





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I'm pretty sure your account is now flagged for life and everything you do - even an innocent sightseeing tour - will be scrutinised by some government person sitting in front of a computer. 

Welcome to the "I have nothing to hide" world.

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  Reply # 1240889 17-Feb-2015 14:52
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freitasm: I'm pretty sure your account is now flagged for life and everything you do - even an innocent sightseeing tour - will be scrutinised by some government person sitting in front of a computer. 

Welcome to the "I have nothing to hide" world.

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I hear they have about 75,000 staff members doing the scrutiny 





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  Reply # 1240894 17-Feb-2015 15:00
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KiwiNZ:

I hear they have about 75,000 staff members doing the scrutiny 



Should be next to impossible for a mistake to be made, then. The only logical conclusion is that Geektastic is a terrorist! Coming here to complain is just a clever tactic to deflect suspicion.




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  Reply # 1240895 17-Feb-2015 15:01
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pretty sure if it was any illegal activity you wouldn't code your payments descriptively like 'protection money' or 'weed'

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  Reply # 1240910 17-Feb-2015 15:13
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SaltyNZ:
KiwiNZ:

I hear they have about 75,000 staff members doing the scrutiny 



Should be next to impossible for a mistake to be made, then. The only logical conclusion is that Geektastic is a terrorist! Coming here to complain is just a clever tactic to deflect suspicion.


You just said the "T" word, sorry you are screwed now :P





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  Reply # 1240921 17-Feb-2015 15:25
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If the tour operators were specialists in Myanmar tours you think they might have warned you this might happen. Possibly advised not to leave a detailed description etc,
The solution might be to use another tour operator now.

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  Reply # 1240924 17-Feb-2015 15:35
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When you go, and you get gloved on the way out and in to NZ.  You know for sure they're watching you!!



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  Reply # 1240950 17-Feb-2015 15:52
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KiwiNZ:
freitasm: I'm pretty sure your account is now flagged for life and everything you do - even an innocent sightseeing tour - will be scrutinised by some government person sitting in front of a computer. 

Welcome to the "I have nothing to hide" world.

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I hear they have about 75,000 staff members doing the scrutiny 



That would be why there is no free banking in NZ...! ;-)







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  Reply # 1240952 17-Feb-2015 15:54
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Dairyxox: If the tour operators were specialists in Myanmar tours you think they might have warned you this might happen. Possibly advised not to leave a detailed description etc,
The solution might be to use another tour operator now.


Most of their clients are from the US and can pay by cheque etc so it never arises, I think.

I have pointed it out to them, but they run one 15 day trip there per year with a maximum of 10 people so it isn't a big operation.







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  Reply # 1240954 17-Feb-2015 15:55
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I can hear the Black Helicopters now, and when I make calls there is a strange clicking on the line....





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  Reply # 1240971 17-Feb-2015 16:20
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hsvhel: When you go, and you get gloved on the way out and in to NZ. !


Sounds pretty good, will that cost me extra though????

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  Reply # 1240977 17-Feb-2015 16:35
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Geektastic: I can hear the Black Helicopters now, and when I make calls there is a strange clicking on the line....


That's just johnr & the vodacopter, nothing to worry about there.

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"Special Tour"? - you're probably on a whole lot of child sex watchlists now as well. Expect to have all your electronic items confiscated at the border when you return. Make sure you don't have any Gary Glitter music...

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  Reply # 1241036 17-Feb-2015 18:49
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Geektastic: Also, it's not as if, when you go into the international transfer section of the website, it says "Warning! Danger, Will Robinson! Do not send money to X,Y or Z". The ordinary man on the Clapham Omnibus usually is not aware that this week someone has decided we cannot send money to this particular list of places.

If I was actually trying to send money to Myanmar, then fair enough. However I wasn't...! 

This is up there with the US company that wouldn't send me a flashlight 'because it contravenes the ITAR treaty". WTF - it's a small torch, not a rocket launcher!!

Try sending money to Afghanistan on a bank website, of course it won't let you.
Try sending money to the USA with Islamic State in your description. It will let you set that transaction up but you will be contacted about it, just like your payment.


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