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I play microstakes, win 100$, but since 888 wants to be aids I will never get. This is there verification process.

Main Verification Documents
  • Photographic ID: A copy of a current photographic ID is required for your first withdrawal request. This photographic ID can be in the form of a copy of a Passport, Drivers License or National ID card. Specifically it is the photograph page of the ID that we require for our verification checks. Please ensure that your name, photograph and signature are visible on the document.
  • Credit/Debit Cards: A copy of the front and back of the credit/debit card(s) used to fund your account Please ensure that all details are clearly legible to enable prompt and accurate verification. For security purposes, please block the middle eight numbers on the front of the card copy and the 3 digit security code at the back of the card copy.
  • Proof of address: This may be submitted in the form of a utility bill or a credit card statement. It should be a recent document showing your full name and address as registered on your account with us. If you provide a credit card statement please ensure that you blank out the eight middle numbers of the credit card.
  • Notarized documentation: Your documents will need to be authenticated by an appropriately qualified Notary/Solicitor and signed and stamped as proof of legitimacy.
Apparently I'm supposed to get a ****nig Notary/Solictor, to withdraw 100 ****ing dollars. These guys are huge ****ing scammers. Who's gonna do that? Who's gonna go find a Notary/Solictor to get 100$. Nobody gonna do it, these guys are huge scammers, nobody gonna make thousands off Microstakes. Put 20$ on, try to have some fun, then look at there withdrawl process, and realise, I just got ripped off.

****ing idiot scammers, setting up there site, to steal all this free microstakes money, and then wonder why there pop continues to drop.
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Notorized?! That's crazy....are you just winning from freerolls or have you deposited a minimum amount before?
 
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The first 3 points are pretty standard, but I have not been presented with a requirement for notarization. I would guess, its related to you residing in a country, where there have been a lot of issues with people sending false documents. You can bitch about it, but basically you can choose to either comply or forget your 100$.
 
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nobody gonna make thousands off Microstakes.

Thats actually not true. I have personally made thousinds off microstakes, although I have made more playing 5-16,5$ MTTs, which is considered low stakes. At the end of the day, if you are serious about online poker, its probably worth it to go through the hassle of getting your account verified. But if not then maybe better just say goodbuy to that 20$ or whatever, you deposited.
 
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I play microstakes, win 100$, but since 888 wants to be aids I will never get. This is there verification process.

Main Verification Documents
  • Photographic ID: A copy of a current photographic ID is required for your first withdrawal request. This photographic ID can be in the form of a copy of a Passport, Drivers License or National ID card. Specifically it is the photograph page of the ID that we require for our verification checks. Please ensure that your name, photograph and signature are visible on the document.
  • Credit/Debit Cards: A copy of the front and back of the credit/debit card(s) used to fund your account Please ensure that all details are clearly legible to enable prompt and accurate verification. For security purposes, please block the middle eight numbers on the front of the card copy and the 3 digit security code at the back of the card copy.
  • Proof of address: This may be submitted in the form of a utility bill or a credit card statement. It should be a recent document showing your full name and address as registered on your account with us. If you provide a credit card statement please ensure that you blank out the eight middle numbers of the credit card.
  • Notarized documentation: Your documents will need to be authenticated by an appropriately qualified Notary/Solicitor and signed and stamped as proof of legitimacy.
Apparently I'm supposed to get a ****nig Notary/Solictor, to withdraw 100 ****ing dollars. These guys are huge ****ing scammers. Who's gonna do that? Who's gonna go find a Notary/Solictor to get 100$. Nobody gonna do it, these guys are huge scammers, nobody gonna make thousands off Microstakes. Put 20$ on, try to have some fun, then look at there withdrawl process, and realise, I just got ripped off.

****ing idiot scammers, setting up there site, to steal all this free microstakes money, and then wonder why there pop continues to drop.
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It's a huge ****ing scam.[/FONT]



What kind of panic? Have you sent any documents for verification?
 
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What kind of panic? Have you sent any documents for verification?


I guess, the problem of OP is, that it makes no sense for him to pay a substantial sum of money to have his documents notarized, just to withdraw 100$. It could even be a net cost, if notarization is expensive in his location. So by making this requirement 888 Poker is essentially raising the bar for, how small amounts can be withdrawn from the site. I dont think, they did this for no reason though or to steal his 100$.
 
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On 888 withdrawal policy the clause regarding notarised documentation states these will only be request in exceptional cases.

So I would assume that thisnis not the norm to be requested. I dont know the OP situation but would doubt that 888 have asked for the notarised documentation on a whim. Though it does seem unfair for a $100 withdrawal as most solicitors etc would charge more than that to notarised the documents so bit stupid really.
 
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I play microstakes, win 100$, but since 888 wants to be aids I will never get. This is there verification process.

Main Verification Documents
  • Photographic ID: A copy of a current photographic ID is required for your first withdrawal request. This photographic ID can be in the form of a copy of a Passport, Drivers License or National ID card. Specifically it is the photograph page of the ID that we require for our verification checks. Please ensure that your name, photograph and signature are visible on the document.
  • Credit/Debit Cards: A copy of the front and back of the credit/debit card(s) used to fund your account Please ensure that all details are clearly legible to enable prompt and accurate verification. For security purposes, please block the middle eight numbers on the front of the card copy and the 3 digit security code at the back of the card copy.
  • Proof of address: This may be submitted in the form of a utility bill or a credit card statement. It should be a recent document showing your full name and address as registered on your account with us. If you provide a credit card statement please ensure that you blank out the eight middle numbers of the credit card.
  • Notarized documentation: Your documents will need to be authenticated by an appropriately qualified Notary/Solicitor and signed and stamped as proof of legitimacy.
Apparently I'm supposed to get a ****nig Notary/Solictor, to withdraw 100 ****ing dollars. These guys are huge ****ing scammers. Who's gonna do that? Who's gonna go find a Notary/Solictor to get 100$. Nobody gonna do it, these guys are huge scammers, nobody gonna make thousands off Microstakes. Put 20$ on, try to have some fun, then look at there withdrawl process, and realise, I just got ripped off.

****ing idiot scammers, setting up there site, to steal all this free microstakes money, and then wonder why there pop continues to drop.
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It's a huge ****ing scam.[/FONT]


Nope it’s not a scam, it’s the norm with all sites these days to verify your identification and it’s only in exceptional cases that they require notarized docs.

Next time you sign up for a site read the terms and conditions before you click download, will save you a lot of trouble and aggravation in the future.
 
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Nope it’s not a scam, it’s the norm with all sites these days to verify your identification and it’s only in exceptional cases that they require notarized docs

Account verification is absolutely the norm these days, and as players we actually even want that, because we dont want colluders, bot users and other cheaters to be able to create a bunch of accounts using false names and adresses. Requesting notarized docs is an exception, which there is some kind of reason for, whatever it might be in this particular case.
 
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Has anyone ever withdrawn from these sites?
 
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Maybe I jump the gun, will give 888 a chance to process the withdrawal. Have had no contact from them yet. I am assuming they they will email me stating that I need to send all this documentation while having it notarized for 100$, AKA stealing my 100$, but maybe they will do the right thing and just wire me the 100$ with a reasonable level of documentation or none at all.

Read the one post, where poster is saying that only in extreme cases do you need to get your documents notarized. I just got an email saying these are our rules, and am like wtf is this. So I made this post and just copy and pasted there rules dictating that I will need a notary.

Hopefully this is not the case. Will wait and see.
 
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You created an unreasonable panic. This is a routine check to verify player details. It is enough for you to send a photo of your internal passport to the support and your account will be verified. 888 rarely ask for documents just like that. Win $ 1000 at micro limit and it will be withdrawn to you.
 
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send in the first three required items first and wait until they specifically ask for items to be notarized. Only then do you have a real decision to make.
 
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send in the first three required items first and wait until they specifically ask for items to be notarized. Only then do you have a real decision to make.

Exactly. And until then this whole post is very much ado about nothing :)
 
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Has anyone ever withdrawn from these sites?

Yes of course. People withdraw money from online gambling sites all the time, either because they are long term winners, because they got lucky, or because they dont want to play any more. I have made several withdrawals from 888 Poker, and the worst thing, that ever happened, was, that it took them a full week to process it. This was recently last year before X-mas, and most likely they were just extra busy due to the upcoming holiday season.
 
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Yes of course. People withdraw money from online gambling sites all the time, either because they are long term winners, because they got lucky, or because they dont want to play any more. I have made several withdrawals from 888 Poker, and the worst thing, that ever happened, was, that it took them a full week to process it. This was recently last year before X-mas, and most likely they were just extra busy due to the upcoming holiday season.


What withdrawl method did you use? Wire, Check, bitcoin, or other?
 
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Do they want you to send in everything on that list or is it a list of options?

I know when I verified my account about 2 years ago all I had to do was send clear pictures of the front and back of my Drivers License.

Weirdly, party poker asked for the same thing and I sent the exact same pics I used at 888, but PP wouldn't accept them and asked for a bunch of other stuff.
I only had $30 on there and decided to piss it away and then deleted my account. It just wasn't worth the hassle.
 
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Agree with toots and 4give4live here send the first two or three you should be fine got similar messages in the past and Identification and proof of address utility bills was enough.
This just looks like 4 possible options and two might suffice unless you are looking for a huge withdrawal then sites sometimes request more information during verification or secondary verifications sometimes.
Try to be polite being rude calling them scammers for example or worse might make it harder for you or they could close your account if you break a sites code of conduct while chatting with support cursing them,
Just click on verify I.D use one of first three and then utility bill as other document should be fine good luck.:)
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What withdrawl method did you use? Wire, Check, bitcoin, or other?


In the past they send the money to my credit card, but apparently that is no longer an option with mastercard. So now its always wire transfer. The wire transfer itself takes two banking days, but this might depend on your location I guess. You cant actually freely choose. Its explained in their withdrawal policy on the homepage.
 
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Okay,

So 888 has processed my withdrawal. They required from me NO notarized documents or any additional documents.

This was my bad (kinda), I would recommend 888, too change the wording on there withdrawl process, to be more clear. I would recommend 888 changing to saying that notarized documents may be required. What I read made it sound like I would need to get a notary to withdraw 100$, which would be ridiculous and a borderline scam.

Anyways, ty 888 for processing the withdrawl.
 
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I play microstakes, win 100$, but since 888 wants to be aids I will never get. This is there verification process.

Main Verification Documents
  • Photographic ID: A copy of a current photographic ID is required for your first withdrawal request. This photographic ID can be in the form of a copy of a Passport, Drivers License or National ID card. Specifically it is the photograph page of the ID that we require for our verification checks. Please ensure that your name, photograph and signature are visible on the document.
  • Credit/Debit Cards: A copy of the front and back of the credit/debit card(s) used to fund your account Please ensure that all details are clearly legible to enable prompt and accurate verification. For security purposes, please block the middle eight numbers on the front of the card copy and the 3 digit security code at the back of the card copy.
  • Proof of address: This may be submitted in the form of a utility bill or a credit card statement. It should be a recent document showing your full name and address as registered on your account with us. If you provide a credit card statement please ensure that you blank out the eight middle numbers of the credit card.
  • Notarized documentation: Your documents will need to be authenticated by an appropriately qualified Notary/Solicitor and signed and stamped as proof of legitimacy.
Apparently I'm supposed to get a ****nig Notary/Solictor, to withdraw 100 ****ing dollars. These guys are huge ****ing scammers. Who's gonna do that? Who's gonna go find a Notary/Solictor to get 100$. Nobody gonna do it, these guys are huge scammers, nobody gonna make thousands off Microstakes. Put 20$ on, try to have some fun, then look at there withdrawl process, and realise, I just got ripped off.

****ing idiot scammers, setting up there site, to steal all this free microstakes money, and then wonder why there pop continues to drop.
[FONT=888, verdana, sans-serif]
It's a huge ****ing scam.[/FONT]


888 is my favorite site. I also went through my identification and sent the necessary documents several times. The identification lasted about 3 weeks, but I passed it successfully. Now I can easily withdraw money from this site. So I assure you, there is no fraud. Be patient and provide all the necessary documents. If you do not have the necessary documents to prove your identity, then this is not a problem of the site but only your problem.
 
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Glad to hear it all got sorted for you. The notarized documents probably barely get asked for from maybe 1% of their clients, possibly even fewer.
 
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