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“After my recipient had gone to 3 different locations...”

Written on: 16/11/2006 by elucidb (1 review written)

After my recipient had gone to 3 different locations in San Francisco, Western Union told her they did not have cash on hand. I called Western Union to ask what was going on. They said that this happens sometimes, but they recommended 2 places to me that would CERTAINLY have the cash on hand. I even called one location directly right afterwards, to make doubly sure they had the cash on hand. They promised that they did, but of course when my recipient got there, NO CASH. They offer to write a… Read Full Review

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“I attempted to do an on-line transfer, and I provided...”

Written on: 07/09/2006 by Olivertwist (1 review written)

I attempted to do an on-line transfer, and I provided all the necessary information, including home phone number, valid credit card and secret question etc., only to have to call in. After calling, Western Union declined to make the transfer because they said they could not verify my phone number. I called from a phone away from home. They did not bother to ask for any other verification, and would not divulge why they could not verify my home number (the number was easily verifiable), they… Read Full Review

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“I wired money to the States with Western Union, and I...”

Written on: 30/08/2006 by woodi (1 review written)

I wired money to the States with Western Union, and I was told by the agent that the receiver would need to bring ID to collect. It turns out they need more than ID. The FX rate means that you can lose up and over another 10 dollars on top of the 14.00 Sterling you have paid to send it… Read Full Review

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“I sold an item on a popular auction site. I do not...”

Written on: 20/08/2006 by Flippit (1 review written)

I sold an item on a popular auction site. I do not take Western Union, but the buyer from Spain paid that way. So, I went to a Western Union locally in Ohio, but they had no Western Union Checks and refused service. The 2nd Place I went is a very popular national chain store, and they would not service me in writing a check or giving me the funds for the Western Union because they did not have the funds in the bank to do so. She just stood there and shook her head when I asked what she… Read Full Review

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“Why do Western Union bother to offer online money...”

Written on: 09/08/2006 by worldtraveler (1 review written)

Why do Western Union bother to offer online money transfers? I am a US citizen and had gone through the whole setup to wire money to Italy, including the credit card approval. Then I had to call them to verify. But because I was not in the US at that moment, they would not approve the transfer. Where is the convenience? I will have to go to a local office where I am now travelling, and pay additional foreign transaction fee charges. I wonder if Western Union gets a cut of the foreign… Read Full Review

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“I needed cash from my bank account in the UK to be...”

Written on: 07/08/2006 by wallyp21 (1 review written)

I needed cash from my bank account in the UK to be transferred to Boston USA within 24 hours. I was told the cash would be available in 15 minutes, which I was really pleased with, however when my friend went to the agent to collect the cash he was told that he could not get cash so a cheque was issued. The cheque was presented at the Bank in Boston and it took 7 days to clear. This cash was needed to catch an urgent flight home. I would not use them again… Read Full Review

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“The Western Union money transfer service doesn't work,...”

Written on: 09/05/2006 by mmallens (1 review written)

The Western Union money transfer service doesn't work, and it is more expensive than anything else I've found. Moneygram is user friendly and more effective. Use them instead, and avoid the upsets… Read Full Review

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“We recently had what we consider a less than...”

Written on: 20/12/2005 by canadianconsumer (1 review written)

We recently had what we consider a less than satisfactory experience of trying to send money to friends in the Russian Federation via Western Union money transfer.

First of all, Western Union was not prepared to allow to send as much American currency as we wished to do. Therefore, we sent only about half the amount. We discovered that we were required to wait at least 30 days to send the balance. Calls to Western Union were met by rude, laconic, and clearly suspicious responses from the… Read Full Review

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“Western Union Money Transfer On line service is...”

Written on: 16/10/2005 by Mohammed Akram Ali (1 review written)

Western Union Money Transfer On line service is terrible. After the issuing the PIN number they would ask for photo ID, to be faxed to Irland and they will hold the money until then. Transaction can not be cancelled or refunded until photo ID is faxed. Never ever use this company on line… Read Full Review

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“Western Union Money Transfer is too expensive and...”

Written on: 04/09/2005 by ajholder (1 review written)

Western Union Money Transfer is too expensive and every time I try to transfer online I always get a message to call them which takes a long time holding and is also very expensive from hotels or foreign countrys… Read Full Review

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“Too expensive. £47 for a transfer of £800 into a Swiss...”

Written on: 25/06/2005 by Yrrah (1 review written)

Too expensive. £47 for a transfer of £800 into a Swiss bank is outrageous… Read Full Review

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