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Thread poster: John Fossey

John Fossey  Identity Verified
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May 20, 2011

Does anyone have experience with a payment processor called GlobePay?

I received an email invited me to use this portal and became suspicious because it was sent from a gmail address. However, it appears that GlobePay has a referral incentive so perhaps the person sending the email is referring me. The links in the email appear to be normal, i.e., when the link says
www . globepayinc . com that 's where you actually go, unlike a phishing email.

According to their website they are a PayPal alternative based in India, the only fees being a 1% withdrawal fee, unlike PayPal's 3-4% receiving fee. If they are legitimate and reliable it might be interesting.

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Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
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Interesting May 20, 2011

Interesting, in theory, that is. Although the 1% figure is interesting, the real challenge would be in having customers accepting to use it.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Evidence against GlobePay May 20, 2011

John Fossey wrote:
If they are legitimate and reliable it might be interesting.

I agree (though it would seem that you need to be in India to use it). However, here are my impressions that may indicate a fly-by-night operation:

1. They use a tiled image background -- those were last used by GeoCities hobbyists back in the 1990s (okay, that's a bit of a hyperbole, but the point is made).
2. The "login" and "sign up" buttons on the front page were clearly done by two different graphic designers.
3. Use of stock images without getting exclusive rights for it:
4. Language errors and spelling errors on the site (though perhaps this is acceptable in India?).
5. The physical address of the business is nowhere to be found (the "Contact" page contains only a phone number, although the "About" page mentions the city and the country).
6. The company's inability to secure an easy-to-use domain name, so they had to settle for a name that has "inc" in it (or perhaps this is the law in India?).

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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Also... May 20, 2011

the bullets in their bullet list look a bit too much like the AT&T logo revisited, see - I found this curious to say the least.

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Local time: 23:57
GlobePay: Best way to Pay & Get paid Online Sep 7, 2011

Hi..... Friends

We are using GlobePay services for our website from last 1 year but till now we have not faced any problem. GlobePay is legitimate and registered payment processor in India.

And I think it win, win & win situation for Indian Merchants.


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