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Devac  ·  1133 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Please consider donating. Please?

    As someone who has had to research untraceable credit for dramatic purposes

That sounds in equal parts intriguing and disturbing. Could you expand on it a bit?

    I'll bet if you said "I want to ship an international money order, gimme a damn address" mk would be psyched for the stamp.

If that's a viable option, sure. No problem.

mk - would the money order also be OK? goobster and veen both made good points and offers, but I would like to have a general idea what's actually viable for you. To sweeten the deal, if you are collecting post stamps I can throw in some German, Polish and Czech that I have laying around. ;)

mk  ·  1133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As mentioned down the thread, I think the easiest way to buy/pay online without a credit card account is using a prepaid card. You can buy them with cash, and then use them like credit.

Unfortunately, valuable stamps would be wasted on me, and I don't think Digital Ocean will take them for server time. But the thought is much appreciated!

kleinbl00  ·  1133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey, I'm a novelist. You get to do all sorts of dumb shit when you're a novelist, assuming the NSA buys it.

The unfortunate thing is that international dark pool finance has gotten so much less interesting since the era of "untraceable numbered Swiss accounts." Much like the drama that evaporated when cell phones became ubiquitous, the fact that any chucklefuck with an internet connection can now splash hundreds of thousands of untraceable dollars around with zero repercussions and zero drama required me to find my drama elsewhere.

Which is fine. Makes it more real. But it's made me a lot less sympathetic to the plea that money can't be transmitted across borders easily.

because there are harder things.