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Old 04-24-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by oregonwoodsmoke View Post
There are not a lot of places to bank drug money, if that is what you are hiding. Many countries won't even accept bank deposits for US citizens because they don't want to deal with the paperwork imposed by the USA.

Even the most secretive banks will give information (with proper warrant) concerning terrorist money or drug money.

There are plenty of reasons to have off shore banking accounts that have nothing to do with drugs or terrorism.
Very true. When I lived in Malaysia, I asked a bank if I could open an account with them to buy and sell unit trusts (mutual funds). They wouldn't take US citizens as customers because of the reporting paperwork required by the US government. Why should the US gov't need to know if I saved the money I earned in Malaysia, or spent it on investments? We have such a messed-up gov't. They spend $trillions and are looking to confiscate anything they can get their hands on.
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