U8201 Error
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stevie

Austria

#22 Nov 15, 2012
i sent already money through a bank and now i wanted to do it online, impossible, i also get this error U8201. I called western union but the guy on the phone told me i have to go to the bank online is not possible, he cannot tell me why and there is no solution to solve this problem, it is a generel problem. That really sucks!!! WU is not very helpful, i don't wanna go to the bank every time!
User1

Pyrmont, Australia

#23 Nov 21, 2012
sebastian's reason worked for me. It's the limit on cash transfers on your credit card.
User1

Sydney, Australia

#24 Nov 21, 2012
User1 wrote:
sebastian's reason worked for me. It's the limit on cash transfers on your credit card.
Actually, that wasn't the reason. I increased limit and tried the transaction the next day and still the same error. Bank says the attempt didn't even go through to them, which means that the error is on the Western Union end.
ABD

Peakhurst, Australia

#25 Dec 30, 2012
This issue make me angry and it was because the bank limit if you are Australian your bank daily limit give you only 1000$ by using your master card no more..

Since: Jan 13

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#26 Jan 18, 2013
if the code shows up,does it mean I lost my money? since I gave all info about the card...did they take the money?
JOHN F

Perth, Australia

#27 Apr 1, 2013
30 MAR 2013..

Have tried for 3 days to send money to Ghana using Australian credit cards.

On the very last page the U8201 error appears.

On contacting Australian banks I was told there is no problems with my credit cards...

Seems as though Western Union is playing God in deciding who receives money and who doesn't.

Suggestion... Look for an alternative to Western Union.
Karl

Montréal, Canada

#29 Apr 10, 2013
U0281 just means the transaction couldn't be completed, it's not for a specific reason. This is bound to happen more often as credit card companies have implemented "fraud pattern detection" systems that are well, shall we say not perfect. Apparently the system consists of s computer program that analyses card holder spending patterns and anything out of that pattern gets flagged,(I imagine WU sets off a huge flag) often resulting in the account being frozen until you call the issuer to assure them you are who you say you are and have indeed attempted the 'suspicious' transaction, and the they "thaw" the account. This has happened even over very small amounts.
ChrisF

London, UK

#30 Jun 5, 2013
In my case the error related to a payment from UK to India. WU suspected (correctly) that the payment was not to a relative and India restricts payments by WU to relatives only.
nmarie

Edmonton, Canada

#31 Jun 19, 2013
I received the same error. I think it was because my 'Verified by Visa' password was incorrect.

It seems to have worked now after a few tries. It would have been more helpful if it had prompted me that my password was wrong.
khan

UK

#32 Jul 16, 2013
i got same error from london uk westrrn union is sick will not use more it ((
Karen

Caboolture, Australia

#34 Dec 23, 2013
UPDATE:

Well, that fixed everything at my end but NOTHING with Western Union. My attempted Western Union transaction was Visa Verified by my bank. A representative from the fraud section of my bank even spoke with Western Union himself to verify that there had been no "suspicious activity" with my Visa card - it had just been me making multiple futile attempts to use Western Union online... Still Western Union will not process my transaction and will offer no explanation as to WHY except to say that if I read the Terms and Conditions, they can. WHY??????????
Neil

Traralgon, Australia

#35 Jan 6, 2014
Trying for the first time to send funds from Australia to Cambodia (I regularly remit A$50K-100K each year!!)

1 - In order to register with WU I was forced to phone them as the internet registration would not work.- I gave exactly the same details to the phone operator as I did online - then the registration was effected.

2 - I tried to transfer funds with a $value well below credit/transfer limits
Card in order
The result was an Error Message U8201 etc... as per other replies above.

3 - Now looking at alternate providers. The WU experience has let me down and I am not prepared to continue.
Nathan Aiello

San Jose, CA

#36 Apr 17, 2014
Error code C1131
nogsmujeeb

Hyderabad, India

#37 Sep 26, 2014
I m gettin the error "U-9013-DATABASE ROLLBACK ERROR-CONTACT OPS" AND I HAD REFRESHED THE PAGE N ALSO RESTARTED MY PC BUT ITS NOT WORKING GUTS CAN U TELL ME WAT WOULD B DE PROBLEM
pegs

London, UK

#38 Apr 15, 2015
I am getting the same error message and I am sending within the UK. Have refreshed hundreds of times but nothing
Anonymous

Philippines

#40 May 12, 2015
gnagna wrote:
if the code shows up,does it mean I lost my money? since I gave all info about the card...did they take the money?
your bank might have put hold on your money.. but nevertheless, the hold will be released depending on banks policies
luzminda

Philippines

#41 Dec 15, 2015
The receipt mtcn nlo is only 9 what to do

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