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Steerpike Dec 30th 2021 4:53 am

Making an anonymous payment from US to UK
 
I would like to make a payment in the region of $1,000 to a small business in the UK, without them knowing who it came from. I have a UK bank account (HSBC) but it does not include checks, for what it's worth. Are there any easy ways to make such a payment? Conceptually, I'm thinking along the lines of how I've made anonymous donations to 'GoFundMe' pages, but in this case I need to target a business, about which I know nothing other than their business name and address.

RICH Dec 30th 2021 6:29 am

Re: Making an anonymous payment from US to UK
 
Generally speaking, source of funds is vital , to exclude terrorist funding and money laundering, I suggest being upfront about it,

scrubbedexpat096 Dec 30th 2021 7:18 am

Re: Making an anonymous payment from US to UK
 

Originally Posted by RICH (Post 13084728)
Generally speaking, source of funds is vital , to exclude terrorist funding and money laundering, I suggest being upfront about it,


The small business would certainly need to account for the source of the funds too.

tom169 Jan 1st 2022 1:55 pm

Re: Making an anonymous payment from US to UK
 
Mail them cash :unsure:

Steerpike Jan 5th 2022 4:56 am

Re: Making an anonymous payment from US to UK
 

Originally Posted by RICH (Post 13084728)
Generally speaking, source of funds is vital , to exclude terrorist funding and money laundering, I suggest being upfront about it,

But then, how does GoFundMe work? I've made several anonymous donations through GFM. I don't care that GFM knows who I am, I just don't want the ultimate recipient to know. I guess, in the case of GFM, if the government really wanted to investigate a 'donation', they could find out the details from GFM.

Originally Posted by tom169 (Post 13085355)
Mail them cash :unsure:

Unfortunately, I don't have access to UK cash. I suppose I could go to a bank in the US and order 'foreign currency' (like I used to do before traveling, before ATMs were so convenient and cheap) but that would be a hassle and a risk (of the cash going astray in the mail).


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