How I change my Adsense payee name to get paid through Western Union

I registered my Adsense check name as “Ruhaizad Daud” and have been receiving my monthly checks for the past 1 year, and I don’t have any problem with clearing the check through my Maybank2u.com account.

Until recently when Google Adsense announced that they are going to start paying publishers through Western Union, I was really excited as I don’t have to wait for 4 weeks anymore for the payment to get cleared!

However, I notice that my Adsense payee name is NOT the same as my Mykad. My name on my Mykad is “Ruhaizad bin Daud”, and I heard from LiewCF blog, Western Union will not cash out my money, if the Adsense payee name is not the same with what stated on Mykad, I won’t be able to cash my money out.

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Thanks to LiewCF, he gave a very good post on how to request for a change of my Adsense payee name.

I will hereby write about how efficient Google is on updating my account payee name. The whole process took less that 3 days, considering the time that I requested was during the weekend.

After sending Google an email through their Adsense Help Center, I received a reply from Christina, one of The Google Adsense Team who managed my issue. This is what the email look like:

Hi,

Thank you for your email. I’ll be happy to work with you to update your
payee name.

In order to initiate this process, please reply to this email and include
the answer to each of the following questions. This will help us ensure
the privacy and security of your AdSense account.

1 – Have you ever received an AdSense payment? If so, what was the amount
of your most recent payment?
2 – What was the first day you received a page impression?
3 – How many page impressions did you get on your first day?
4 – What’s your new payee name?

You can find some of this information by logging into your account and
checking your advanced reports. In your response, please also include your
updated payee name exactly as you wish it to appear in the future. Once
you’ve replied and we’ve updated your account information, please be aware
that you’ll need to re-enter your tax information and form of payment.

Also, please note that we start processing payments on the 16th of each
month. If you’re scheduled to receive a payment this month and your
account information is updated after the 16th, your payment will be issued
to your previous payee name. So, if you’re scheduled to receive a payment
this month and won’t be able to accept it, please let us know.

Once I receive your response, I’ll correct your account information to
reflect your new payee name.

For additional questions, I’d encourage you to visit the AdSense Help
Center ( http://www.google.com/adsense_help ) or the official AdSense blog
( http://adsense.blogspot.com ). Alternatively, feel free to post your
question on the AdSense Help Forum (
http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help?utm_source=txft ).

Sincerely,

Christina
The Google AdSense Team

I then replied to them with this email:

Hi Christina,

Thank you for the reply. These would be the details:

1. Yes, I have received Adsense payment before. The amount for the
most recent payment is $XXX.XX on 24 September 2007.
2. The first day that I received my first impression was 24 XXXXX 2006.
3. XX impressions.
4. Ruhaizad bin Daud

Please change my Payee Name to Ruhaizad bin Daud.

Thank you.

Regards,
Ruhaizad bin Daud

It took another day for them to reply to me with this email:

Hi Ruhaizad,

Thanks for your response. I’ve updated your payee name to Ruhaizad bin
Daud.

I’ve also reset your form of payment and tax information. As a result,
your account is currently on hold. To remove the holds, please follow the
instructions below.

1. To resubmit your tax information:

– Log in to your AdSense account at https://www.google.com/adsense
– Click the ‘My Account’ tab
– Click the ‘Tax information’ link
– Follow the instructions on the ‘Tax information’ page to update your
current form, or to submit a new form

If you have questions regarding which tax form to fill out, please visit
https://www.google.com/adsense/taxinfo .

2. To select your form of payment:

– Click the ‘My Account’ tab
– Click ‘Edit’ next to Payment Details
– Choose the type of payment you would prefer and click ‘Continue’.

Please keep in mind that we start processing payments on the 16th of the
month. If you’re expecting a payment this month, please make sure to
re-enter your tax information and form of payment before the 16th of the
month. Otherwise, your earnings will roll over and be paid out in the next
payment cycle.

We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation.

For additional questions, I’d encourage you to visit the AdSense Help
Center ( http://www.google.com/adsense_help ) or the official AdSense blog
( http://adsense.blogspot.com ). Alternatively, feel free to post your
question on the AdSense Help Forum (
http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help?utm_source=txft ).

Sincerely,

Christina
The Google AdSense Team

I immediately followed her instruction above to resubmit my tax information and change my selection of my form of payment.

Done with the Google request. Now I have to look for Western Union agent here in Kota Kinabalu to get my money out.

Upon checking the Western Union official website, I notice that most RHB Bank and CIMB Bank (previously BCB) are official Western Union agents. Luckily I got both banks just around the corner nearby my clinic.

So, have you changed yours?

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