How to Send Money Anonymously Online
In most cases, to send money you will need to disclose your personal details or at least some part of your identity whether it be your address or name – The recipient of the money will know who has set them the payment. There are several straight forward ways however in which you can make an anonymous payment online without disclosing your personal details – The recipient will simply receive the money but be unaware as to who has sent it.
Why Would You Want to Make an Anonymous Payment?
You may be thinking, well what is the problem with disclosing personal information when making a payment? There is no problem really, but there are instances where you may want to stay anonymous and hide your true identity. Perhaps you want to make a donation to a charity but do not want any recognition for your act of kindness? Maybe you just don’t want to disclose your details and have online organizations knowing your personal information – We are all entitled to a level of privacy.
First you need to create a disposable email address that is not tied to yourself in any way – You can create an anonymous email using any of the services like Hotmail or Gmail. Ensure when you are creating the email not to use your real name or home address.
Option 1 – Using a service like MoneyGam.com
There are certain websites that allow you to send money to a local agent for said website in the recipient’s country – The recipient will receive an email informing them of the available funds and they will be able to collect it from the forwarding agent. A couple of businesses who offer this server are MoneyGram.com and Western Union. Steps for this process are below:
- Find a forwarding agent in your recipient’s local area.
- Enter payment details to transfer the money to the forwarding agent
- Fill out the form/email that the recipient will receive notifying them of the funds.
- Complete the process.
It is important to note that you should not put any of your personal details in the message/email that the recipient will receive – This is how the anonymity works.
Option 2 – Create a business or premier PayPal account
PayPal has different types of accounts available – The business and premier accounts allow you to create an account using fictitious personal information and then send payments using that information. Simply add your recipients email address to your list of payees and you should then be able to make a payment!
Option 3 – Use a donation service like JustGive
Charity organizations like JustGive allow you to make anonymous donations to a person and their specific charity. When you make the donation there is the option to enter your name and also a personal message, or to simply send the donation as anonymous. There you have it, three simple methods to making an online payment anonymously!