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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jeffprigge, May 13, 2007.

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  1. jeffprigge

    jeffprigge Active Member

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    someone enlighten me on how western union money transfer works. someone over seas is buying something from me and wants to send the payment this way. i already have a locotion for western onion if thats makes a difference or not.

    thanks
     
  2. berettaman7

    berettaman7 TS Member

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    ONE WORD OF ADVICE:

    Guns America, Gunbroker and other such sites are used by scammers and somehow they use Western Union Money Orders, if that something you are selling happens to be a firearm you know that BATF rules apply, it is not out of the ordinary that the "buyer" offers to pay more than what you are asking for and say that an associate will pick up the gun. It’s just a variation of the old Nigerian Scam. They also used fake or stolen checks.

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    Berettaman7
     
  3. jeffprigge

    jeffprigge Active Member

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    well i could have elaberated more , it's for payment on an ebay sale of just parts
     
  4. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    The only thing bad about recieving Money orders is that you need to wait for them to clear sometimes 3-4 weeks. There are alot of bad ones. I only take Postal money orders that I can cash at the P.O. Maybe Western Union will cash them? I would take it and verify it then wait for the cash.They can be canceled. Jeff
     
  5. oldgahchamp

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    The rates at Western Union used to be 25%. I don't understand why anybody would pay that much to transfer money. Larry
     
  6. southpark

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    I would contact Western Union and get confirmation, in writing, about how and when a Western Union money order can be cancelled.

    And then I would wait until that time has passed and confirm with both the bank, and Western Union, that you have the money and it cannot be taken away before I shipped any parts, or anything else, to some dude over seas from an ebay transaction.

    There are so many scams like this through ebay that I would automatically assume you are about to get ripped off.
     
  7. Hitapair

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    As long as you don't ship the parts until the funds are paid to you by your Western Union local agent, I don't see any risk. What pat stated has been my experience.
     
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