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Has Anyone Ever Purchased Using Western Union?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gimme4free, May 6, 2009.

  1. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I am purchasing some software from a legit looking website that has always been known to be legit. They accept Paypal, Visa and WU. WU gets you a 20% discount. The total price for me is 600 euros so 20% discount is quite a bit and I wouldn't mind the 20% discount. What do you think? WU dodgy or legit?
     
  2. clitorisfactory

    clitorisfactory Junior Member

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    i personally think wu is shit company. best to pay with paypal its safest for me
    especialy if they offer buyer protection
     
  3. Rushdie

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    if the buyer is legit, wu is a good company, but they will take from you more than 10% for sending the money.

    They want wu so that they dont have to pay taxes.
     
  4. darkstar69

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    i bought xrumer per western union without any problems.
    sent the money, went back home, messaged alex and he had the money yet.
    so i can recommend western union.

    greets, darkstar69
     
  5. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Did you use WU by telephone/online/post? There are lots of options and the online one didn't ask me for the sellers address before asking for my CC details which got me a bit worried.
     
  6. r00t

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    When I used WU it was post, because online is not available in my country.
    It worked great, and the money arrives instantly!

    You just have to make sure the company that you're buying from is legit
     
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    Alot of scammers request payment thru WU....not saying this is the case at all.
    But once payment is made there is no recourse to get your money back...the deal is sealed.
    Just be careful.
     
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    When using WU if for example you are based in Asia and you send say 400USD to the States, we know we did it, then we had to pay a transfer charge plus some other surplus and before the guy in the States could cash out, we had to pay out another 80USD to WU to complete the transfer
    We were spewing and there was no way to do a workaround so the deal instead of costing us 400USD we got ripped for 480USD
    Be aware if you are transfering from Asia to the USA
     
  9. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I am going to go with Paypal now :)
     
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    Sometimes paypal isn't that good.. I hate chargebacks....
     
  11. xgnux

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    Many Scammers use WU take care
     
  12. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Managed to get a 20% discount using Paypal also :)
    £585 --> £385

    Seems like a bit bigger than 20% discount to me :D
     
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    thing with wu is .. once payd stay paid ... so if the seller isn't known and trusted person ... for the buyer is high risk ... with gaypal always can reverse the transaction ... same for the sellers if dealing with '' high risk market '' where peoples can always charge back him doing loses of hes legit / good bizz .. :) better use wu like payment method
     
  14. darkstar69

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    i used the post.
    alex sent me the details, i asked the lady at the postoffice to fill the payment for me.
    was totally easy.

    greets, darkstar69
     
  15. voxclan

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    Of course WU is legit. I used them once and it was ok but much prefer to use Paypal or CC directly.
     
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    WU is perfectly legit, there is just absolutely zero protection for the person sending money. Once you send it, it's gone. No recourse.
     
  17. clitorisfactory

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    i have endless problems with wu 3k blocked 1 k blocked
    700 they didnt want to give back cause i lost receipt
    wrong spelling a name i spelled corectly so company couldnt pick the money etc etc :(
    they scam ppl every day..ofcourse 6 or 7 out of transactions wil go good
    But they make so many mistakes that its almost imposible for me to work with them.