Romes
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:02:14 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Amazing how 40k turns into 80k when Romes tells a story;)

Hahaha, I couldn't recall the amount but I knew it was for sure more than like $10-$20k. Hey, if everytime I mentioned $40k it rutned in to $80k that would be a good thing ;)
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:16:34 PM permalink
I added the driving with money link to the op for convenience; as Lucky said, it's a great thread.

A very good aricle from there, provided by AoS. Worth repeating here:

https://www.flexyourrights.org/faqs/when-can-police-search-your-car/
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LuckyPhow
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:21:22 PM permalink
Romes,

>>...I flew with $12k to vegas a few months back and I just held it in my hands

Outtasite! Seems the problem might not be carrying cast TO Vegas, as perhaps returning FROM Vegas (perhaps with a stop-over somewhere). True, TSA doesn't seize cash. But, I've seen reports TSA is beginning to point cash-heavy travelers out to local law enforcement.

Were you waving a similar cash amount through screening when you returned to some small airport, like Huntsville, AL or Savannah, GA?
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:31:03 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

...Were you waving a similar cash amount through screening when you returned to some small airport, like Huntsville, AL or Savannah, GA?

I did the same thing back... and if you connect through some weird city you shouldn't have to go back through security, so your cash and your bags stay on you at all times and you don't get searched again. Plus, leaving Vegas with a lot of cash shouldn't look too shady. After all, you were just in VEGAS. I'd think flying TO Vegas would be more difficult, but even then I've literally never been stopped. ONE time the guy asked me to leaf through the cash just to make sure I didn't have any drug packets or something burried in the bills. He did it very quickly then handed it back to me and I was on my way no problem. Didn't pull me asside or anything, just quick check and done.

Don't know if it matters... but those machines don't see through bone. So I hold it with my right hand against the back of my left hand. Gotta figure it doesn't even show up on the scan at that point.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:31:11 PM permalink
Greasy,

>>...Is this really an issue traveling by car in 2016?

The original thread I mentioned is almost totally about seizures from folks driving cars, and about what to say and do when stopped. It's long, but it tells you what you need to know.

And, IMHO, the answer to your question is, Yes!
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:57:45 PM permalink
It isn't a problem until it is. As I said before Roams if you don't think it's a big problem please sell us some insurance(you should be able to clean up). Just have people follow all your advice and if they do you will pay whatever is taken -a a small percentage /deductible so people follow your advice.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 23rd, 2016 at 1:02:48 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

File a claim for the seized money ASAP. If you aren't found guilty of a crime, you WILL get the money back.

WRONG please research all the people who have not recovered their money and they were never even charged with a crime.

That article gives an example of someone who showed proof where the money came from ( a retirement fund) and what it was for. They still kept 4k of the money.

I really think people should stop telling people this is not a problem, it is a problem and it only takes one time and one bad person or situation.

It's easy to sit back and say it's OK when it's not you going though the airport with money. It's some poker player bringing his bankroll to the WSOP.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 23rd, 2016 at 1:13:12 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I added the driving with money link to the op for convenience; as Lucky said, it's a great thread.

A very good aricle from there, provided by AoS. Worth repeating here:

https://www.flexyourrights.org/faqs/when-can-police-search-your-car/



Big +1 to this. If you don't know it, learn it now. And if you have kids / loved ones, it is your duty to inform them of this.

I was stopped recently and had at least 5 violations, one of them involving weapons. Not only was the stop full of smiles, it ended with 1 ticket that was conditional'd in court. The whole shindig cost me about an hour total and zero dollars, because of information like that found above.

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August 23rd, 2016 at 1:13:44 PM permalink
I'm thinking of cancelling my travel plans by vehicle across a boarder because of the issues regarding civil forfeiture. I'm thinking about doing an ATM withdrawal once I get there but the problem will then be the return trip back with the cash.
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Romes
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August 23rd, 2016 at 1:27:10 PM permalink
Quote: Wino

I'm thinking of cancelling my travel plans by vehicle across a boarder because of the issues regarding civil forfeiture. I'm thinking about doing an ATM withdrawal once I get there but the problem will then be the return trip back with the cash.

Could you turn it in to a bank draft/travelers check/etc? I assume this would require a branch of your bank to be across the boarder as well though perhaps?
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