Western Union is a SCAM
Posted in the Western Union Forum
Browns Bay, New Zealand
#1 Jul 24, 2011
This is to warn everyone to ever use Western Union (money transfer); i have not received my money transfer (2000 USD) since 4 days ago and up till this very moment; i am not sure if i will ever do.
They toke the money; toke their fees; gave me a Transaction number (MTCN) and when i ask for it; they say sorry; your name is TOO long; and the sender must change your name first to be able to receive it.
So i wish if i had the money transfer to me by PayPal or MoneyBookers at least they charge mush less and it is REALLY instant transfer
So please; please; please DO NOT USE WESTERN UNION they are a SCAM; to keep your money for as long as possible in their Bank to get interest for it;
Please FORWARD this e-mail to all the people you know; and feel free to contact me for clarification
#2 Dec 23, 2011
Western Union is truly a joke. Maybe once upon a time it was a legit way to send money but now it seem to me to be tailored specifically for scammers. Unlike most banks and Visa and paypal, Western Union does not have security measures in place to protect anyone from being scammed and from my talks with them after I was a victim of a scam, does not seem to give a hoot. They are a dinosaur of the fiance system and they do not keep up with the times. After I was scammed, I googled the name of the person that received the money and the email name and both were all over the internet and had been scamming people for some time. This should have been on some type of flagging system on Western Unions part to provide some kind of security for their customers if they really cared but they do not and it seems to me, they are a part of the scam problem so rampant today. Western Union is the easiest way for scam artist to take advantage of people. I will never use Western Union ever again and I am copy pasting this to every forum related to them I that I can find and will tell anyone never use Western Union. It's the same as throwing your paycheck down the toilet! Western Union...run by scammers for scammers. FU Western Union.. I hope you are happy with all the money you make from scammers all over the world. You truly cater to them. Agin, I repeat for all reading this....NEVER NEVER USE WESTERN UNION...EVER!
Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
#3 Dec 28, 2011
What are you talking about. I use Western Union since years. The biggest part of trading with china and other asian countries is only done by western union transferes. Because banks need weeks to transfere money and wu only needs 10 minutes. Its a save and very fast way to transfer money. Seems like you just where to stupid to fill out the formular correctly.
#4 Feb 1, 2012
Yes, it is a fraud...I just had an experience yesterday for my $3000 USD...they told me that they put it on hold and when I called again in their call center named EVE, she told me that my money was already transferred to someone and that they could not disclose anymore any information regarding my money...what a stupid thing to say eve...but I told them I will sue them till I pay my last penny...and they returned my money...please please...never again transact or rely on WU...your money is at stake...can't trust them fully....it's a fraud
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