DON'T SEND MONEY!!
- If you have lost money to a girl, go to the WU office and ask them in
what city she picked it up. If they don't want to tell you, yell at
them. Go to another office. You have every right to know. Then tell me
her real city.
If you send money through
Western Union, kiss it goodbye. If you are scammed after sending money
through Western Union, there is nothing that they will or can do about
it. They can tell you if many guys have sent this girl money before you
send it, but they have no kind of insurance or even will to help you.
(This means that if you are going to send money to a girl, ask the WU
employee if this girl has received money from other men. If the answer
is yes, you should reconsider sending it.)
But it gets worse...
If you send money overseas,
Western Union does NOT require an address. A name and the control
number is all they need. But it gets WORSE... Here is a release from
The Auction Guild...
"Update 17 May 02 -
TAG has been receiving emails revealing a new twist on the old Western
Union wire transfer scam. The seller will tell you that he can insure
your safety if you send the money to them but only provide the control
number and use a fictitious ID. Once you get the item you purchased,
you can then give the seller/scammer the correct name. One
seller/scammer said you could have a secret question and answer, and
the money would only be released to the person having the secret
Q&A. This is NOT TRUE!!! All the seller/scammer needs is the
control number to get the money. "
"UPDATE 9 JUN 2003: We
have now heard that the seller/scammer does not even need the control
number to get your money - all they need to know is that the money is
coming and they will get it."
You can see the full
before you send money through Western Union to someone you have never
met, ask yourself..."Is it really so bad if I lose this money?" AND,
ask the teller if this girl has received money from many men in
different parts of the world, and the answer will tell you a lot.
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