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How to open & verify a Skrill (Moneybookers) account

Signing up for an account at Skrill (Moneybookers) is easy and will only take a few minute. Click on this link. Read following:

Choose Personal account sign up and enter your details. The page will look like below.

After you have opened your account, to fund your Skrill (Moneybookers) account you must first verify the account. To ensure that you are the account holder, an email will be sent to you with a verification code and instructions. (Note: It may take up to two days for customers to receive this verification code, but usually takes a lot less) This code must be used to activate your account. Once your account has been activated you can register a credit/debit card to your Moneybookers account. Click on ‘View limit’ in the top left corner in your Skrill (Moneybookers) account, as shown below. Then choose “Verify your credit/debit card”:

When the details of the card(s) have been entered Moneybookers will withdraw an amount between 1.01 and 2.99 (according to the currency of your Moneybookers account) as a test. Check your bank statement for the specific amount that has been taken out and write that amount inside the section provided for that in your account.

Note: if you don’t see the amount in the currency you are requested to enter in your online banking account, you may need to wait for your (printed) monthly statement to view the transaction and then confirm the original amount withdrawn.

If you are verifying a bank account (not a card) the process is practically the same. You just need to enter the code of the transaction, not the amount deducted.

Once your account has been verified you may start using your account to send and receive funds online. Receiving funds to your Skrill (Moneybookers) account is free of charge and the usual fees for making a withdrawal is generally €1.80 for bank transfer and €3.50 with a cheque. Either of these verification processes also allows your Skrill (Moneybookers) account limits to be raised.

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