Found 8th Jan 2009
Ok so im owed some money from somebody in a foreign country- now they have tried sending the money via BT which has proved hopless so far!! she has offered to now send the money via western money transfer, but i no nothing about it infact the only time ive heard if it is with scams.

would i need to set up an account with them? how long does this take and is there a withdraw limit like paypal (bad times!!)and is there any charges???

rep for help thanks XX

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dont do it!

Banned

keep well clear, no reason why a BT shouldnt work

Banned

Is she possibly from Nigeria?

its legit-just has been used fraudulently. I think the sender pays the charges, but you could use paypal?

Original Poster

Mardyass;3995379

dont do it!



Ok, why not?? lol i am owed this money

foxymissroxy;3995415

Ok, why not?? lol i am owed this money



no reason not to! as long as you have the cash before you send anything!

Banned

if you know the person well then maybe, but not if you are selling them something etc

gotta be paypal...unless you know the person, I wouldnt touch a western union money transfer

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hankmarvin4;3995402

keep well clear, no reason why a BT shouldnt work


Well its been returned to her account twice now despite doing everything right (ive seen the receipts to prove she sent it and shes legit lol)
sam2007;3995407

Is she possibly from Nigeria?


no
louloo;3995414

its legit-just has been used fraudulently. I think the sender pays the … its legit-just has been used fraudulently. I think the sender pays the charges, but you could use paypal?



I could use paypal but then the money would be stuck there because you can only withdraw so much out of it :-(

its just a quick way to wire money isnt it? i used it years ago-i think thomas cook do it?

Banned

more info required...


anything to do with Ebay?

foxymissroxy;3995453

Well its been returned to her account twice now despite doing everything … Well its been returned to her account twice now despite doing everything right (ive seen the receipts to prove she sent it and shes legit lol) no I could use paypal but then the money would be stuck there because you can only withdraw so much out of it :-(



so its a big amount? cos you can draw £100s from paypal..

Original Poster

OMG this is so confusing lol

foxymissroxy;3995481

OMG this is so confusing lol



why?

Original Poster

ODB_69;3995456

more info required...anything to do with Ebay?


No . . . . (any more info reqd)
louloo;3995471

so its a big amount? cos you can draw £100s from paypal..



no this is £1000's, far more than i am allowed to withdraw out of paypal

Banned

foxymissroxy;3995502

No . . . . (any more info reqd) no this is £1000's, far more than i am … No . . . . (any more info reqd) no this is £1000's, far more than i am allowed to withdraw out of paypal



get her to send a cheque in the post then!!

Explain a little more, i.e. have you sold her anything?

westernunion.co.uk/WUC…age

but i think her charges will be high..i have the same thing-my friend transfers-did you give her your IBAN and SWIFT code?

Banned

surely you can take the transfer, wait until you can withdraw and then send item (I assume its an item btw)
Do you know this person or is it a random?



btw
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Original Poster

louloo;3995489

why?



because everything is so conflicting!

ive only ever seen this thing used as a scaming tool

but she isnt going to send me more than im owed etc etc she just suggested it as a quick way to send me the money as shes been trying to get it here since before xmas with no avail! :thinking:

foxymissroxy;3995415

Ok, why not?? lol i am owed this money

search for western union scams and you will see,they use fake websites that send out emails looking like you have been paid etc,its all one big con!

hankmarvin4;3995521

get her to send a cheque in the post then!!Explain a little more, i.e. … get her to send a cheque in the post then!!Explain a little more, i.e. have you sold her anything?



FMR will pay then to cash a cheque..

Banned

louloo;3995534

FMR will pay then to cash a cheque..



FMR?

Mardyass;3995533

search for western union scams and you will see,they use fake websites … search for western union scams and you will see,they use fake websites that send out emails looking like you have been paid etc,its all one big con!



yes western union is used-but so is paypal. If you follow directions its safe:)

foxymissroxy;3995502

No . . . . (any more info reqd) no this is £1000's, far more than i am … No . . . . (any more info reqd) no this is £1000's, far more than i am allowed to withdraw out of paypal

is it one of them emails,my aunt swahila died and we need to put her money into a uk account,we will in return give you a cut blah blah blah lol

You will be fine with western union as long as you actually make sure you get the money.

WEstern union is often used to scam people out of products or money. But with your situation you should be fine imho

louloo;3995552

yes western union is used-but so is paypal. If you follow directions its … yes western union is used-but so is paypal. If you follow directions its safe:)

sorry totally disagree and wouldnt touch it with a barge pole

hankmarvin4;3995550

FMR?



lol FMR Foxymissroxy

I would never pay for anything this way, but I WOULD accept payment this way. You just get paid in cash once its wired.

Banned

Mardyass;3995553

is it one of them emails,my aunt swahila died and we need to put her … is it one of them emails,my aunt swahila died and we need to put her money into a uk account,we will in return give you a cut blah blah blah lol



Hey, my aunt swahila did die. Luckily she left lots of money, but to avoid tax it needs to go into a UK account. Now, what are you banking details?! Thankyou please

you can take as little out of paypal as you like...they will charge you for a withdrawl under £50 thats all

Banned

louloo;3995579

lol FMR Foxymissroxy



:oops:

Mardyass;3995563

sorry totally disagree and wouldnt touch it with a barge pole




All the scams involve you paying them by western union (its non refundable) or you sending out items when they have "paid you with western union" fake emails.

Pan111;3995599

you can take as little out of paypal as you like...they will charge you … you can take as little out of paypal as you like...they will charge you for a withdrawl under £50 thats all



you sure as i had a problem one time when i sold a lot...i had to wait til the next month i think:?

just accept the western union if she pays fees...you get it in your hand so dont worry!

did she use your IBAN and SWIFT code though for BT?

Original Poster

No right im trying to do this without airing my wares in public lool here goes

She owes me the money for something i sent her, it was arranged to be paid by a certain time which she has tried to do throught the bank and ive seen the proof (I know this person by the way, and i trust her) she has already sent me money for the item and is trying to pay the final balance (i still have part of the item and the bit she has is usless without my bit if that makes sense) now ive been waiting for the money for 5 weeks now due to the banks ineptness at transferring money- so just now she sent me a message telling me that she could send me the money via wmt and could do it on sat! just to save any more wrangling with the bank

hope this makes it clearer and thanks for all the help so far!!

foxymissroxy;3995701

No right im trying to do this without airing my wares in public lool here … No right im trying to do this without airing my wares in public lool here goes She owes me the money for something i sent her, it was arranged to be paid by a certain time which she has tried to do throught the bank and ive seen the proof (I know this person by the way, and i trust her) she has already sent me money for the item and is trying to pay the final balance (i still have part of the item and the bit she has is usless without my bit if that makes sense) now ive been waiting for the money for 5 weeks now due to the banks ineptness at transferring money- so just now she sent me a message telling me that she could send me the money via wmt and could do it on sat! just to save any more wrangling with the bank hope this makes it clearer and thanks for all the help so far!!




well sounds fine to me! but still cant understand the problem with the bank..

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louloo;3995730

well sounds fine to me! but still cant understand the problem with the … well sounds fine to me! but still cant understand the problem with the bank..



No us either as ive said shes already sent some via the bank, and i do feel sorry for her as shes been charged twice now and the money still isnt here

If she sends it by western union you just cash that somewhere dont you? Just dont send the "product" until you have cashed it.




(Dodgiest sounding thread of the year so far by the way FMR. (Is this "product" legal?))

Banned

for international bank transfers you both need need your IBAN CODES or you cannot do it

international bank account numbers

The purpose of the IBAN is to make it possible to identify an account held at a bank anywhere in Europe to enable the easier flow of monies between the member countries. To comply with EU regulations we are required to have an IBAN number for all payments made to EU countries.

The format of the number will vary from country to country, but it will always include your account number.
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