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Has anybody experience with the Swiss-Privacy. com They are based in Germany and claim they can arrange a very flexible Swiss bank account for you. You have to pay CHF100. Some reports say they will say No to your request and loose the CHF100. Please help.
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Old 02.02.2016, 11:20
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Re: Swiss-Privacy.com

What help are you seeking?
UBS closed your last Swiss account, the assumption being they did so because your profile now sits outside those clients they wish to do business with - which is their prerogative.

If a "known"/reputable Swiss bank is not happy to take your business I'll be very wary of using a 3rd party to effectively mask your identity.
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Re: Swiss-Privacy.com

The UBS has not yet cancelled my account, but make it less and less attractive. First they stopped internet banking, now they are going to charge 30 CHF monthly unless you put 250,000 CHF on the account. So yes you are right I am not of interest to UBS. The Swiss-Privacy states that you can have a normal Swiss bank account, choice of many banks, for a cheap rate. See there website. Thanks John Pater
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Re: Swiss-Privacy.com

One very easy and fast way to find out if a German company is legit, is the following:
  1. go to their website
  2. if not by default in German, switch to their German page
  3. Search for the word "Impressum". By German law "Impressum" has to appear on the homepage, accessible without any further clicking except on the word itself
  4. You should then see their full "real" street-address; no PO Box or any crap like that
  5. Note: It has to be under the word "Impressum" exactly - no deviation is allowed
Checking swiss-privacy.com doesn't show an "Impressum", so if this is indeed a company registered in Germany it's already out of consideration for my liking simply because of this. No need to read up any further on what they might offer.

EDIT: Now that I did read up on them a bit, it seems their "German" website is an machine-automated translation of their English site. Unreadable! They're either fully fake or crap. I wouldn't touch them.
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The UBS has not yet cancelled my account, but make it less and less attractive. First they stopped internet banking, now they are going to charge 30 CHF monthly unless you put 250,000 CHF on the account. So yes you are right I am not of interest to UBS. The Swiss-Privacy states that you can have a normal Swiss bank account, choice of many banks, for a cheap rate. See there website. Thanks John Pater


Not abnormal if you no longer live in Switzerland
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One very easy and fast way to find out if a German company is legit, is the following:
  1. go to their website
  2. if not by default in German, switch to their German page
  3. Search for the word "Impressum". By German law "Impressum" has to appear on the homepage, accessible without any further clicking except on the word itself
  4. You should then see their full "real" street-address; no PO Box or any crap like that
  5. Note: It has to be under the word "Impressum" exactly - no deviation is allowed
Checking swiss-privacy.com doesn't show an "Impressum", so if this is indeed a company registered in Germany it's already out of consideration for my liking simply because of this. No need to read up any further on what they might offer.

EDIT: Now that I did read up on them a bit, it seems their "German" website is an machine-automated translation of their English site. Unreadable! They're either fully fake or crap. I wouldn't touch them.
The headline of the German page says: "All inclusive opening church service"

And besides that does any decent company managing their website properly have their information in the "who is" database. This one:

- Hoster is godaddy, a very large US company not very active in Germany.
- the owners of "Swiss privacy" used a paid service to prevent having to enter their own contact details... "Domains by Proxy".

Seriously - that's at least five red flags by now... it does not get much more dodgy than this.
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Re: Swiss-Privacy.com

Be ready to lose every cent transferred to them, be it fees or to open an account for you.

To further Treverus' list:
- Zero info on who's behind it all. Any reputable company will provide at least address and phone
- non-english pages are translated by Google Translate, at least english -> german gets identical result with the one paragraph i tried
- if access was banned for certain nationalities, as they say, they would require you to provide some info and accept the disclaimer before showing you even one word

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- non-english pages are translated by Google Translate, at least english -> german gets identical result with the one paragraph i tried
Lets just say that a company allegedly based in Germany would not put this text in this shape on their website. They went to lengths to cover their tracks... so I'd expect it to be one of the typical Nigerian or Indian scammers.
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Re: Swiss-Privacy.com

I've reported them to MELANI. swiss-privacy.com probably isnt' their responsibility, but they'll know whom to forward the report to.
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http://www.complaintsboard.com/compl...m-c498318.html
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Old 03.02.2016, 11:10
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Re: Swiss-Privacy.com

You have to say that "You pay me money and I'll show you the link where you sign up for a Swissquote account" is a brilliant business model...
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