Western Union - Scam Industry

Scam Industry

Western Union advises its customers not to send money to someone that they have never met in person. Despite its efforts in increasing customers' awareness of the issue, Western Union is used for internet fraud by scammers.

Western Union has been required to maintain records of pay-out locations of the individuals who may be laundering the money, though this information may only be obtained through the use of a subpoena. Hence advance-fee fraud and romance scammers continue to receive funds via Western Union confident in the knowledge that money lost to overseas scammers is almost always unrecoverable. For this reason it is banned as a medium of payment through eBay.

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... Western Union has been required to maintain records of pay-out locations of the individuals who may be laundering the money, though this information may only be obtained through the use of a subpoena ... Hence advance-fee fraud and romance scammers continue to receive funds via Western Union confident in the knowledge that money lost to overseas scammers is almost always unrecoverable ...

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