Trying to collect
Thread poster: Mercedes Rizzuti

Mercedes Rizzuti
Local time: 05:44
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
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Jul 19, 2010

Hi, I'm a new member. Though I've been making some research by the forum's posts I still don't get it, so sorry if I'm asking something already answered. I'm from Argentina, I've delivered my first Proz job and now I don't find the way to collect it since the client just said they'd use Pay Pal, but it seems Pay Pal in Argentina just works for money sending.
Is it so?
Since you are experienced in this matter I just cut to the chase asking you, because time goes by and I'm overwhelmed with information but no certainty.
Would you please help me?
Thanks so much in advance



Romeo Mlinar  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:44
English to Serbian
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Moneybookers and SWIFT Jul 19, 2010

Hello Mercedes,

One of the popular solutions is, but you will need time to verify your account in case the sum exceeds initial membership.

You can always use bank transfer and SWIFT, but before you do that make sure you agree the cost of the transfer:

Hope it helps,


Alex ST  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:44
Member (2009)
English to Indonesian
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Many ways to receive fund Jul 19, 2010

I am not so sure Paypal policy in Argentina. In Indonesia, once we could only send money. But now, here Paypal opens all transactions. Hope it would be the same with you there.

If you can't receive fund using Paypal, then you can use moneybookers, another safe operator and also Western Union. Or, you simply ask the agency to send the money by bank wire and tell them that the transfer term should be FULL AMOUNT, which means you pay for any transferring charge. If the agency still refuse, I believe they are looking for trouble, not in a good intention. Perhaps, this info can be helpful.



Joel Pina Diaz  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:44
English to Spanish
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PayPal verification Jul 19, 2010

Hi there,

So far Paypal works excellent here, ping points is a little expensive once you transfer to a bank outside USA or for an issued check. ((About 11 UDS).

1) Solution: Verify your Paypal account with a credit card (if there is not a CC) request information at the following sites you may be able to get one pre paid card: or

2) If you have a local bank account in Argentina, request an international credit card and that will work excellent.

3) If you still not cashing, or if there is a rush let me know and we will help you to get your money no charge at all, but you will still paying the 11 dollars transfer to you account or check.

I have a Translation company and we are on the way to implement this type of support for many colleagues translators in Argentina facing same problem, either helping them to open an account in USA (we have a USA address and support) or advice them on the steps to get verified getting a pre paid card.

Good luck to you.


Mercedes Rizzuti
Local time: 05:44
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
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Deep thanks :) Jul 20, 2010

Thank you all, honestly thanks.
It's rather late here, in Bs As, for office inquiry but I'll make it tomorrow taking your experience into consideration.
Feels great counting on colleagues's support.
Thanks again.



JPW (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:44
Spanish to English
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About Paypal Jul 20, 2010

Hi Mercedes,

If you are talking about setting up a (new) payapl account to receive money for work done, then I'm afraid it does take a while for the verification process to kick in. The only thing is, make sure you get it right first time to avoid any [i]unnecessary[/] delays.

That's assuming paypal works in Argentina, of course.


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