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John T. Haller
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Donate Euro via QR Code Test

I'm working on getting wire transfers working for as many folks as possible. One thing brought up is folks who use QR codes in the EU. I've put together a test one without an amount pre-filled and was hoping some folks in the EU could test it out. You don't need to make a donation, I'm just wondering if the code will work with your banking app and then let you pick an amount. Or if I need to make a few for pre-selected amounts.

Thanks for testing and please let me know your thoughts.

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For EU only this is an EPC- QR code

For citizens of the Eurozone: this is an EPC QR code, readable by nearly all banking apps and financial software used in the EU.

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QR-code payment test

On 9 december 2023 and today 2 January 2024 I did the QR-code payment test :

1. The QR image recognised by the bank app as valid: OK

2. Bank app access code entry possible: OK

3. Bank app error message:
"Unfortunately the payment was not successful"

Then I can click 'close', after which I can enter bank details.
I tried a payment of 1 EUR. That doesn't work because the banking app does not know a recipient (= you).
On the other hand, the recipient data (= you) must remain invisible to the payer (= me) due to the EU GDPR privacy law(*)

(*) What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European law that established protections for privacy and security of personal data about individuals in European Economic Area (“EEA”)-based operations and certain non-EEA organisations that process personal data of individuals in the EEA.

I assume the QR code image is correct, and that the bank details (for non-EU?) are causing the problem. You may need to place an EU bank account in the underlying QR (via an EU bank in the USA).

Also offer a drop-down list that generates QR images with a fixed EUR amount, so that the payer only has to click OK.
Many pre-purchase EUR donations are, for example: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR.

Conclusion 2 January 2024 : this QR-code payment test is not working.

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