As you can see below I was turned over to the Department of Treasury for traveling in Myanmar. My accounts have been unfrozen now but this resulted in several banks blocking all of my credit card, ATM transactions, Auto Bill Pay assignments and ability to receive money from Paypal during the 3 weeks there.
Very inconvenient! Don’t ever access your own financial websites if traveling in Myanmar. This was corrected after scanning them copies of utility bills and a drivers license and I was out of Myanmar.
Letter from Paypal:
Hello The Zen Guy,
To keep our customers secure we regularly screen activity in the PayPal
system. During a recent screening, we identified activity that may be in
violation of United States regulations administered by the Department of
the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
We’re committed to meeting OFAC’s regulations. One regulation is to ensure
that our customers are compliant with applicable laws and regulations,
including those set forth by OFAC, in their use of PayPal.
In addition, you will be unable to access your account from Myanmar. Please
contact PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have left Myanmr in order
to restore your PayPal account.
To ensure that your account activity and transactions comply with current
regulations, please provide the following information:
• Documents to confirm that you reside at the address registered on your
PayPal account. In place of a utility bill, we’ll accept a copy of a mobile
phone bill or any other official document that confirms you live at the
address listed on your PayPal account. The document provided must be dated
within 90 days of this request.
• A government-issued photo ID
Please go to our Resolution Centre to provide this information. To find the
Resolution Centre, log in to your account and click ‘Resolution Centre’
near the top of the page. Click ‘Resolve’ under the Action column and
follow the instructions.
We’ll close your account if we notice any further violations.
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and apologise for any
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