Κυριακή, 26 Ιουνίου 2016

Betting online safely : How to deposit and withdraw money, safely, to and from, the online bookmakers

I believe, that there are a lot of people, that share a common idea.

This idea, is the art of prediction.

In essence, the art of prediction, is not limited to the Sports but is a wide topic, covering,
if not all, at least the majority of the aspects, that specify our life.

Personally, i like to predict:
- The outcome of football matches
- In general the outcome of certain sports events.
- The next steps of the republic of Cyprus economy
- Future opportunities on the employment market of the republic of Cyprus
- Future investment opportunities inside the republic of Cyprus
and in anything that attracts my attention and curiosity.

Personally, a thing that i trust, is my instinct. I believe that a reason behind the success of people that
predict future events, is their trust to their instincts and their will to take high risks,

Sports betting, covers a wide area of sports events and betting types.

For example, there are betting events for football(soccer), basketball and so on.

Also, there exist various betting types, such as the accumulator, certain event outrights(long term bets), single match bets(1-X-2) and many more.

In order for someone to bet online, must first choose an online bookmaker, and open an online account.

Also, he/she must have a bank account, loaded with enough money in order to place the bet of his/her choice.

Also, the tipster, must have a debit card, associated with his online transactions account, in order for him to add money to his online betting account, and in essence, place his bet, but also, in order for him to receive his potential bet winnings.

Because there is the probability, that:
(1) a bank may close a bank account, because it is associated with gambling activities, or 
(2) a bank may refuse to provide a loan to a certain person, because his bank account is 
      associated with gambling activities.

There is a safe solution to this problem.

This safe solution, comes in the name of various companies, that act as intermediates between the tipsters and the online bookmakers.

In essence, they act as a safe gateway between the tipsters and the bookmakers.

In the bank statement, in a potential deposit to an online bookmaker, appears the name of the intermediate "agent".

In a potential money withdrawal, from the online bookmaker, again appears the name of the "agent".

There are existing a lot of online payment solutions companies, such as ;
- pay-safe card(https://www.paysafecard.com/)
- skrill(https://www.skrill.com/)
- neteller(https://www.neteller.com/)
and many more.

For instance, let as imagine a person. Let name that person Mr. X.

Mr. X wish to place a bet on a certain sports event(or in a event that is offered by an online bookmaker).

So Mr. X open an account on an online bookmaker website, by providing several information that are requested by the online registration form, and are essential in order for him to open an online betting account.

In order to deposit money to his betting account, he have the choice to deposit money through a bank transfer(bank wire), by using a debit/credit card or by choosing the solution of an online payment provider.

If Mr. X choose to deposit money through a bank transfer or through debit/credit card deposit(again is a bank transfer, because as i know, every debit/credit card is associated with a unique bank account), then he leave a footprint.

This footprint is the name of the online bookmaker, that will appear on the bank monthly statement.

Also, this will notify the bank, that Mr. X is an active gambler.

Now, if Mr. X, choose to deposit money by choosing an online payment provider, then the bank statement will show that the deposited money, have as final percipient the online payment provider.

In this case, there is not a single clue, for the bank, that Mr. X is an active gambler.

For example, let assume that Mr. X, had chosen the neteller, as he's online payment provider.

As next step, he will navigate to the neteller official website.

I advice you, that you should read first the terms and conditions page of the service,
and even keep for your records a a dated digital copy and a dated hard copy of it, before you proceed with the opening of an online account.

Also, keep, in mind, that the neteller service, charge a certain fee, for money deposit
to the service and also it charge a certain fee for money withdrawal from the service.

Make sure that you fully understand the terms and conditions of the service.

As next step, Mr. X, will open an online account to the neteller service.

Mr. X will provide personal information, such as:
  • his personal postal address
  • his full name 
and so on.

Also, in order to transfer large amount of money through the neteller service, 
a person have to provide a copy(scanned copy), of his personal passport or I.D. document.

Here is a nice trick.

If able to you, keep two bank accounts from two different banks, and in essence two different credit/debit cards, associated(synchronized) with your neteller account.

Let's see the big picture.

Let me return to the example, that Mr. X was introduced.

In the completion of the registration process, Mr. X have to choose a money deposit option,
from the band of options, provided by the neteller service.

Let leave the example of Mr. X behind.

It is good choice, for a person to choose a debit/credit card of a certain bank to deposit money to the 
neteller account, and a debit/credit card of a second bank to withdraw money from the neteller service.

Also a safe way, is that the sports tipster, purchase pay safe cards, in order to deposit money
through the paysafe cards, in the neteller service or in the online bookmaker website directly.

And finally, let see the big picture.

In essence, i assume that the sports tipster, have:
  • registered to an online bookmaker, that accepts payments through the neteller and the paysafe card.
  • registered to the neteller service
  • include to the neteller account, as payment options two different debit/credit cards, that are issued from two different banks.
and like the Eminem said in his song " till i collapse " , after someone takes the above mentioned steps , is " going like this " .

Let assume that the first debit/credit card is issued from the bank A. The second debit/credit card, was issued from the bank B.

The sports tipster should associate both cards with his neteller account, by depositing an initial amount of money, of his choice from each of the two debit/credit cards, to his neteller account.

The total deposited amount, is the transferred to his online betting account, from his neteller account.

But this will happen only one time only. No more.

The card A will be the initial deposit point. It will used only one time, no more than one times.

The card B will be the initial withdrawal point. It will be used for potential winnings withdrawal to the sports tipster bank B account.

If the sports tipster needs to deposit more money to his online sports account, then he will do so by using the paysafe card.

The pay safe card comes to various sizes, including the paysafe card token of 50 euros.

The sports tipster should purchase a paysafe card or the band of paysafe cards that represent the stake of his choice,  from a random paysafe card selling point of the town/city of his residence.

Then he must deposit the paysafe card money, to his online sports account. If he need to deposit another paysafe card, then he must do so, by depositing the paysafe card token to his neteller account and then transferring the money, to he's sports account.

This will happen in a sequence of : paysafe cards purchased modulo 2.

In the case that the sports tipster , tip correct to a certain event or to a series of events, then he must transfer his winning money to his neteller account.

Then he withdraw he's winning amount of money to his bank B account, through his bank B debit/credit card.

So in sum, by following the above steps, the neteller transaction will appear only once in bank A statement and withdrawal times + 1 to the bank B statement.

In essence, no one will accuse the sports tipster for online gambling or will refuse to provide a loan due to online gambling activities.

Σάββατο, 4 Ιουνίου 2016

tales from the past : The stamp of the Tsar

In the present article, i will write, about a story that i have hear recently, and i do not know if it is a true story, or if it is a fictional story.

The story is refer, back to the days that the Tsar dynasties, were ruling the Russian empire,

Even if the story do not mention the exact name of the Tsar, that the story is refer to, i will write the story, because is relevant to the present state of the republic of Cyprus economy.

The story is as follows :

The Tsar was pleased by the actions of a single man, in favor of the Russian empire.

The Tsar because he was wanted to reward that man, asked him, for the reward he wishes most.

Someone may expect, that man to ask for gold, land , for a tenet or a combination of those.

In essence, the man had asked, from the Tsar to have free alcohol, in any place that he is visiting,
along the predominate of the Russian empire.

Maybe this man initial incentive was to question the Tsar rule, over the lands, that predominate the Russian empire.

The Tsar accepted this man wish.

He gave him a written permission, in order for that man to present it in the local alcohol selling points( pot house ), of the Russian Empire and receive free alcohol drinks.

Also he do the following :
He marked that man in a visible part of his body, with a permanent draw of his stamp.

So anyone, who sees that man, can know, that, this man physical presence, belongs, to the Tsar.

In sum, this is the story.

Let's move to the present.

You may wonder, in how that story applies to the present economic status of Cyprus ?

As i assume, a lot of people, after the events of the financial haircut, that had taken place in Cyprus,
want to receive for free, or for in very low prices, goods and services along the predominate of the republic of Cyprus.

What is their excuse ?

The financial haircut and the economic crisis in the republic of Cyprus.

Even if that people have been affected by the financial haircut or not, they keep asking for free, or for in very low prices, goods and services, without to have in mind, the impact in the local business environment and in the local employees salaries.

In the absence, of an official list, that will include the names and the I.D.'s of the persons and Corporations, that their cash deposits had been haircut, during the financial haircut that had been taken place on Cyprus, back in the 2013, there might be more that one category of finance haircut people.

This are:
a) The actual financial haircut people.
b) The pseudo financial haircut people, which means, the people that had taken advantage of the emotion of the Cypriot society, in order for them to receive for free, or for in very low prices, goods and services along the predominate of the republic of Cyprus.
But in fact they had not affected by the financial haircut.
With the absence of the above mentioned list, they is a low probability for a person to distinguish an actual financial haircut person from a pseudo financial haircut person.
c) The people that they had perform wrong investing movements, and their money have been bind by the banks operating in the republic of Cyprus.

I believe, is a good idea, for the services provided from the public, semi-public or the private sectors of the economy,
if a person asks for free services, without any particular( documented ) reason involved, this person to receive the service for free, but the same time this person to be marked in a visible part of his body, with a permanent draw of  the service provider stamp.

So, in essence, by seeing a person, anyone will know if that particular person receives for free, goods and services.

Σάββατο, 28 Μαΐου 2016

Tales from the future : Football Outrights( European Championships 2016-2017, Euro 2016 )

In the present article, i will write my thoughts/predictions, on the football outrights on European Championships of the football year 2016-2017 and of the Euro 2016.

My personal predictions are the following :

European Championships Football Outrights - football year 2016-2017 -

My selection, includes the following football teams, to lift the trophy, 
on their domestic football leagues :
  • Greece Super League
    Olympiakos C.F.P. to lift the trophy
  •  Italian Serie A 
    Juventus to lift the trophy
  • Germany Bundesliga   Bayern Munchen to lift the trophy

Euro 2016

Although in the competition will take place teams with very good performance during the
qualification stage of the competition, i believe that there is a national team, 
that will reach at least the stage of the final 16.

This team is the national football team of Ukraine.

Ukraine starts it trip to the Euro 2016 competition, in the group C, along with the:
  1. Germany 
  2. Poland
  3. Northern Ireland
The group consist of four - very competitive - football teams, specially the Germany national football team and the Northern Ireland national football team.

Due to the war of Ukraine with Russia, that had taken place last year, the European continent people had shown their compassion to the people of Ukraine.

They help Ukraine, in order to win the Euro vision contest and i believe that they will show their compassion again, at least by allowing the national football team of Ukraine to reach the stage of the final 16 in the Euro 2016 competition.

In the end, we may have the honor, to see a football game, between the national football team of Ukraine and the national football team of Russia in the stage of the final 16
or even later on in the competition.

In sum, my selection is the national football team of Ukraine to qualify to the round of the 16,
a bet that is accepted in a value of 1,51 on the online bookmakers.

Tales of the Future : Predicting the future privatization of the Cyprus Postal Services

For a long time frame - for over two years - , my personal believe is that the majority of the services provided by the Cyprus government will be privatized.

In my belief, the services provided by the Cyprus government, placed into two main categories:
  • The backbone services - the services that are crucial to the Cyprus government and that will be provided by the government - , like the Cyprus Customs and Excise Department.
  • The Tier 2 services, that are not crucial for the operation of the Cyprus government, like the Cyprus Postal Services, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority(CY.T.A.) and the         Electricity Authority of Cyprus.

In general, any country that had received financial aid from the I.M.F.(international monetary fund),
in the end of the day, end up privatizing, a number of it public services.

I believe, this will happen, in the case of the republic of Cyprus, also.

In addition, the Cyprus government, supports the privatization of its services.

The following public sector and semi-public sector services, are among the candidates for privatization:
  • the Cyprus Postal Services
  • the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority(CY.T.A.)
  • the Electricity Authority of Cyprus
I believe that a public sector service, that will be privatized in the future is the Cyprus Postal Services.

One of the candidates, that in my believe, will express it interest, in order to redemptive the Cyprus Postal Services is the DHL.

In few words, DHL is part of the world’s leading postal and logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group, and encompasses the business units DHL Express, DHL Parcel, DHL eCommerce, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight and DHL Supply Chain.

Actually, i believe that the DHL will probably redeem the Cyprus Postal Services and 
establish itself as a leading postal and logistics solutions provider in Cyprus.

I had taken this impression, from an article, that was posted on the phileleftheros newspaper, on the present week( 23-29/05/2016 ).

The article, include the information, that the Cyprus Postal Services, will soon use a software service that is also used by the DHL.

Also an interesting fact is that the minister of Transport, Communications and Works, is in favor of the privatization  of the public sector services.

The above information, make me believe that:
  • the Cyprus Postal Services, in time, will be privatized
  • the company that will redeem the Cyprus Postal Services, will be the DHL

News from the Future : The rising of crime in the Republic of Cyprus

The present article, will focus on the rise of crime in the republic of Cyprus.

I will turn the time back, on the late December, of the 2012.

It was the time that i was hear, from the news, of a particular incident.

A police vehicle, was chasing a car, that was involved in a robbery.

In a time frame, of the chasing, there was involved gun fire.

Finally the police officers, were able to capture the thief's.

The persons involved, in the robbery were either European Union citizens or citizens from
countries outside the European Union.

At that time frame( late December, 2012 ) and inwards i had the believe that the political parties, that are established in the republic of Cyprus( special the A.K.E.L. political party ),
were propel the foreign persons, that were leaving on Cyprus, by providing them with money, jobs and immunity for their actions, in order to prevent them, from starting:
(a) a wave of robberies that will involve gunfire
(b) rapes
(c) cars thefts
(d) drugs trafficking
and a lot more criminal activities.

All this, with money from the taxpayers.

Just for clarification, in Cyprus, the political parties receive financial aid from the Cyprus government, each year.

Later on the political parties will receive financial aid, from the Cyprus government, by month and
not the whole year in advance,

My prediction is the following :

With the ongoing financial crisis of  the Cyprus economy, and with the cut of the government budgets, the Cyprus political parties will receive by the time, less and less money, as sponsorship from the Cyprus government.

Also they may loose(or even receive less) the financial aid provided by third party physical persons or corporations to them.

As consequent, they will loose their power over the people and their voters,

This in combination with the prolonged financial crisis, of the Cyprus economy, will essentially force the people, foreigners and locals, that are leaving on the geographical borders of the republic of Cyprus, to perform criminal activities as described in the earlier lines of the present article.

There will be a wave of anger and a wave of people that will stand in no obstacle, in order to leave their families and in order not to loose their properties on seizures from the banks

In sum, the political parties, just achieve:
(a) to buy some time(measured in years)
(b) in the long term, the citizens(specially the young people) to turn their back on them, and
      essentially, get sidelined.

Σάββατο, 30 Απριλίου 2016

My personal opinion for the news of the potential withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union(Brexit)

My personal opinion, for the potential Brexit, from the European Union, is simple and to the point :

I believe, that the probability, for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, is equal to the probability, that the Scotland will leave the United Kingdom.

So, in less words, if Scotland leaves the U.K, and establish an independent country, then there is an equal chance, that the United Kingdom, will leave the European Union.

Σάββατο, 9 Απριλίου 2016

A reason why someone MUST NOT TRUST !!! the Cyprus post for his/hers parcels

*** Caution : The present article represents the thoughts and opinions of it author ***
*** Author : Constantinos Constantinou @ 01/04/2016 ***
*** < tinoC23 /> ***

The present article title is :
A reason why someone MUST NOT TRUST !!! the Cyprus post for his/hers parcels(for parcels from/to Cyprus).

In the present article i will not hide from myself,  and i will express my opinions and thoughts clear and directly.

First of all, allow me to turn the time back to the late 2015(a few months ago).

In the early December of the 2015, i had chosen to make a gift to myself for my birthday(late December).

After a lot of thinking, i had chosen to buy for myself a piece of gold(or a gold bullion bar in other words).

My budget was up to(~~) 100 euros. So i had started my search. 

My 1st stop was the ebay.co.uk website.

Although it had some good choices for gold bullion purchase, i choose not to purchase my personal gift for my 
birthday, from the ebay.co.uk.

The reason is because, a lot of the gold bullion choices, for purchase, from the ebay.co.uk website, were products 
tha came from Turkey and most specific from the Istanbul Gold Refinery(or IGR in short).
So, because of the Cyprus problem(the war between Cyprus and Turkey, back in the early 70s, ended with a large part of Cyprus under(?) the control of the Turkey), i choose not to buy the specific gold, from the ebay website.

Also another reason, is the Republic of Cyprus customs and excise department(aka the customs, in short).

I the case that i was going to order the IGR gold bullion bar, the specific gold bullion(the package or the parcel in other words), it may not be arrived from a European Union country, to Cyprus, but from a non European Union country, and thus find myself in trouble with the Cyprus local authorities(ex. the Cyprus police and the Cyprus customs authorities).

My next stop were various gold mints online shops.

For example, i have visited the following e-shops:
  • the Singapore mint online shop
  • the Israel mint online shop
  • the Royal Australian mint online shop
  • the Perth mint online shop(Australia)
  • the monnaie de Paris online shop(France)
  • the Royal Mint online shop(United Kingdom)
  • The Czech Republic mint online shop
  • the Austrian mint online shop
Although their collection of gold coins and gold bullion, was very attractive, i had chosen not to purchase gold products from marketplaces-countries, that are not member states of the European Union.

The main reason is because the purchase of gold bullion or gold coins, from member countries of the European Union
( remember: the Republic of Cyprus is a member state of the European Union), 
is not taxable, so i had limited my area of choice, to the European Union countries online shops for gold.

Also there are other issues, such as currency conversion rates and currency conversion fees from the bank, but also the 
language, in order for the buyer to communicate directly through the phone line with the seller, ruther than using the email.

Also there are other issues such as:
  • parcel insurance and safety, during the parcel trip to Cyprus
  • the time difference, for communication purposes between the buyer and the seller(mint online eshop)
  • there is the probability of the counterfeit of the package contents with fake ones. There exist metals, that their colors and properties are similar, to the ones of the gold.
  • also there is the probability of the submission of wrong item, from the seller to the buyer, so there is, in such situation an extra expense for the package submission to it origin destination plus extra time of communication between the seller and the buyer.
The Monnaie de Paris(French mint) and the Royal Mint were selling only gold coins(the Royal Mint was in my opinion very expensive), so i left with two choices:
  • the Czech mint and the
  • Austrian mint
The Czech mint was required downpayment in Czech Korunas, and this equals to currency conversion fees.

So the only option that was left on the table, was the Austrian mint. It was required down payment in the euro(!) currency,
prior to the gold bullion purchase from it online shop, through bank account transfer.

Also it was offering insurance, for it products, for issues related to the transportation from the Austrian mint to the buyer premises. 


In sum the Austrian mint online shop offers two types of gold products:

  • gold bullion
  • gold coins
I have decide to  purchase, a two gram gold bullion bar, 999.9 fine gold product.

So i have proceed with the online order steps, in order for me to purchase the gold bullion bar.

This steps are the following:

  • Registration to the Austrian mint website
  • Placement of the order online
  • Payment of the order through bank transfer
  • Payment verification by the Austrian mint
  • Shipment of the product

The Austrian mint, at the completion of the purchase, had post registered and insured the parcel to me. 

From this line on, begin the interesting part of the story.

A few weeks later, i have received the package that was contained my purchase(the 2 gram gold bullion),
from the Cyprus post EMS service.

Although it was registered, i had received no information message to my registered mobile phone number,
for the package arrival.

The courier, had handle me the package open. He request, for me to sign a blank package receive document,
without item description and without any dates on it.

The exact moment i had lost my mind. The national post carrier of Cyprus can not handle with safety the transportation of a package that includes a two gram, 999.9 fine gold bullion bar, that is originated from a European Union country mint !!!!!!.

The Austrian mint receipt that was included on the package, was marked by a red sign in the total cost, section of the 
order receipt.

A clear sign that someone had open, marked and even copied the contents of the package, for third party purposes.


In my opinion, at the same time, Cyprus post office, should terminate it operations and all of it employees and officers go to their homes for permanent vacations.

Because i was not trusting the Cyprus post with my package, i have receive it. No option there.

Also the Cyprus police is not of any trust either, because any complain on this kind of incident would not be taken up on consideration by the Cyprus police force.

In any case, i had notified the Austrian mint for this incident.

In conclusion i would like to point that:
  • Do not trust the Cyprus post for your parcels handling
  • If you post a parcel through the Cyprus post, post it registered
  • If you are going to order any kind of parcel from a third country, rather than Cyprus, 
    i encourage you to order it registered and insured, in order for you to track it online.
    The sms notification system of the Cyprus post, for the pickup of the registered parcels, is not working properly,
    So you should track your parcel online, and even if you do not receive a notification sms of arrival, 
    navigate to the indicated Cyprus post branch and receive it, using the provided tracking number for your parcel.
In conclusion, the Cyprus post is not a safe parcel carrier, and this indicates serious security gaps, in the security measurements taken by the Cyprus government, in order to prevent a terrorists attack in the Cyprus.