If you are some months or even more on the grid, I can imagine that you would have some money saved over this period. What would you do with it?
Keep it in your account, with the possibility that an individual with bad intentions would steal it in one way or another?
Put your savings in a SL bank, with possibility of bankruptcies?
Create other avatars and divide your savings over the several accounts?
I have chosen to put my savings at a SL bank, with a, not so bad, interest. For the last two months I have seen my account increase. The bank is trustworthy, I can say.
They started with a group, but they have now more than 300 members and thus moved to a website where you can register for being updated about the possible updates. They even have switched from server, due to the big success.
Yesterday evening I had the crazy idea to check my balance on that bank, and went to an ATM inworld, right clicked to see the balance. “Not found in database” was the result.
How can that be? What to do now?
Outside the “secured “ area, I found two names who could be contacted, but as a note said, one was offline, and the owner of the bank was online but asks to put any requests on the contact form of the website, which is understandable, with such a number of members.
But my problem was, how could I be sure that I did not lose my savings? So I tried again, and pretended if I was a new customer, logged in with my SL name, which is mandatory (there are no two of me). The result was that I found 10 L$ on my account. Hmmm, I thought I had saved a bit more than that.;)
As I did not receive an email in the meanwhile, and as I am very inpatient, I contacted the owner, with the request to provide me some information how it could be that I was not able to log in, that my access was denied on the website, and thus no more savings.
Cristopher Whitfield, that is his name, was very friendly and told me that there was a change, that I had to register myself to the new system, and that everything would turn out fine. He manually switched my savings to the new system, I checked….and everything was okay, I had my money back, save on my account.
Now, I have learned something too. As I was suppose to check the website regularly, I would have known about the change, and would have made my precautions, and there would be no issue, no reason for doubt, no stress. All I can say is that I found a trustworthy way for my savings in Second Life.
Now I hear you all say: What bank? Where?……Well, you can all find it here.