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Western Union Chargeback

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by switch_2012, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. switch_2012

    switch_2012 Power Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Long story short - my stupid brother sent £450 to a seller in Pakistan through western union for some goods, and now the sellers not responding to his emails and calls. My question is is there a way to recover the money or is there a chargeback option with western union?

    Many thanks,

    Switch
     
  2. Murdoch1337

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    No. If the money has been picked up, it can't be reversed. Plain and simple.
     
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  3. switch_2012

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    thanks for the reply mate, thats what i thought too.
     
  4. Allanstorm

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    Is your brother like, 13?
     
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    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    Thats why the scammers use wu. no way to claim it back. In my experience anyone insisting on payment only thru wu is a scammer for sure or at least dodgy goods.....
    Sorry but your brother has lost it :-(
     
  7. Furious George

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    If someone will ONLY take western union, there's a good chance it's a scam.

    Pakistan, red flag
    western union, red flag

    Once the funds are picked up, you can't get them back with WU or moneygram.

    Sorry it happened, but consider it a 450 dollar lesson.
     
  8. GreenGoblin

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    I won't say that, I have done good business with people from pak, but to the OP nah u can't do a chargeback i don't think...however u can still call the bank and ask them to dispute the charge but don't be surprised if they say no.
     
  9. Furious George

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    That might work if he paid with an echeck to fund the western union transfer, but it would only work if he didn't authorize the debit. Western union would fight that claw tooth and nail, so I don't think it's even worth mentioning.
     
  10. ReALeST

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    Sorry bro....no way out of it...count ur loses and move on!
     
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    Just send us your money through WU aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnddddd it's gone.
     
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  12. alistair

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    wow how can WU allow this shit so what you can do illegal things like stealing the money and there is no way the customer can do anything about it the money is gone cant he go report it to the police ?
     
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    I think they will need to send cops to charge receiver with charge back. Do you accept car or other goods as recovery? in case he used up your money.
     
  14. the_demon

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    Plain and Simple, don't use western union.
     
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    WU should be used to send money to parents, not to do business throught it.
     
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    Can I interest your brother in buying some services from me? Payment by Western Union, prompt service delivery.
     
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  19. BackY

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    And what if the payment was made via PayPal? is there a way?
     
  20. Furious George

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    Yes. Paypal has a buyer guarantee where he would have to provide proof of shipment, or the buyer can open a dispute.