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Is Recieving Western Union Safe?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Laser42, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Laser42

    Laser42 Junior Member

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    I was wondering if receiving western union was safe? Meaning, could there be any sort of charge backs or something similar to screw me over?
     
  2. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    Receiving? no. Sending? yes. When sending all transfers are final once the money is picked up. I use western union every single month. You can send online a limit of only 999$ anything more has to be in a store. If you are picking up you just show ID with your MNTC number (or whatever it is called) and you get your cash. Only if you don't have ID do you need to answer the secret question and answer (which is optional for the sender)

    When an individual sends you cash make sure they use first-middle-last name (you entire full name) if someone in your country/city shares the same name as you (first and last) even with ID they will refer you back to the sender.

    edit: I mean receiving is super safe. Sending is not safe as you can be ripped off super easy
     
  3. Laser42

    Laser42 Junior Member

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    Do you mean the other way around? How is it not safe to receive then, what could go wrong for me?
     
  4. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    Sorry, I worded things wrong. If you are receiving money you are fine. Orders can be changed right up to the point where you pick up the money. Once cash is in hand nothing can be done by the sender for charge backs etc
     
  5. masush300

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    Yes its safe to receive, But If you receive black money then you might get in trouble..

    Its nearly impossible to reverse the transactions,even if ur client get scammed..
     
  6. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    It is 100% impossible to reverse the transaction once the money is picked up. The sender can however change the order or even cancel it while it is in the state "waiting to be picked up by receiver"

    In regards to money from illegal means the paperwork involved in sending money via western union is not specific to the whys. Only when sending in excess of 1000$ does the system ask the sender what they do for a living. If the amount exceeds $9999 you are not eligible for the "money in minutes" option. It takes 3 days as it is reviewed by the government (in canada anyway). You can get around this by sending in multiple transactions even at the same teller

    With illegal money there is always risk. I don't deal with that side of things so I cannot comment.
     
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    Receiving money it's one of the safest forms of receiving. That's why scammers use it.
     
  8. brandama

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    Its safe to receive it, as in WU won't be able to take it back once you pick it up. But you do have to give out your address, as the question code system can usually freak out the sender.
     
  9. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    Not with cross country money send you just need full name and country. Not sure about within country. I deal with the green forum all the time.
     
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    It is safe for a time, but don't be surprised if Western Union randomly decides to question the sender and make them go through their phone interview process. I sent Western Unions of roughly the same amount every few days for several months, and suddenly they flagged my transactions, put me through their phone interview, and concluded that I was not allowed to send money through their system anymore. So just be aware of the possibility of that when using them, since their limitations are at their discretion, and that your sender may not be able to get the money to you easily if this happens.
     
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  11. infoasian

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    It's pretty safe for being flagged by revenue services depending on your country. Haha. Make sure to report income received by WU. Tax departments get notified about those payemnts and they are checking them very intensly in richer countries.
     
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    In Philippines, some of the adsense payment are missing.
     
  13. ozstylo

    ozstylo Newbie

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    i did not recomend that they gives much low rate for money exchange at the time of transfer
     
  14. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    You'll still have to sign for it one way or another. Don't try to be smarter than the already established system.

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  15. phracktl

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    Hawala: safer, easier, cheaper
     
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    Sure it's safe. Once money is sent through Western Union, the sender will never see it again. That's why all those people that do Nigerian scams usually always request Western Union.
     
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  17. HerpDerpSlerp

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    Yep. Sending more than $9999 USD a single shot raises questions for sure. I got a phone call about it but that was it. I break up transactions so it is less than that. Screw that
     
  18. Web Echo

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    It depends upon your country.

    If you are in India then you CAN'T ACCEPT PAYMENTS via western union.

    The trick is to accept money as Gift (tax free!).

    But it's not safe to get many gifts from unknown persons every month. You may held guilty for money laundering. So if you are in India then DON'T USE western union.
     
  19. pavan

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    it is not safe in terms of legal issues in india
    western union cant be used for business transactions

    and moreover clients are very reluctant when you ask them to pay via western union
     
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    I'm using western union from the last 4 years, it is the best and easiest way to receive money.
     
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