western union money transfer fraud
western union money transfer fraud
Sir, For family need of money my son-in-law sent money thru western union money transfer from USA to coimbatore india, the agent in coimbatore gave me cheque for 98K rs ..because urgent I asked for cash, he said due to reserve bank of india restriction they can give only cheque. but after two days the cheque has been bounsed back for when I made a complain to western union head office they have not taken any step to collect my money with the lossess which Ioccured due this transaction. I lost more than 2 lakhs due to this delay. I am going to court to for legally. Also I wanted to punish the agents managing direstor for cheating this type international money trnafer fraud, I hope they got my money in their account from western union. But the losses which occured due to this delay after paying huge amount for transfer thru western union.
please suggest, whether can I go to court for justice ?
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I am also a most cuurent victim of MoneyGram International of USA, here is how they defrauded me ... I'm a New Zealand resident was traveling to Karachi(Pakistan) so I transferred NZ$ 10, 000.00 to Karachi-PAkistan on 20th May 2008 from Auckland (NZ) and when I arrived on 23rd MAy 2008 and went to a local Bank in Karachi(Pakistan) I was told that your funds has already been picked up by someone in another city of Pakistan. I was badly shocked that how in the world this can happen ? I mean I was NOT even in Pakistan and my funds were given to someone else. Now 'MoneyGram Intl' is NOT even
reimbursing me ...instaed they are telling that we have given your funds to someone in another city ! this is like a highway robbery ! If someone can advise me that who should I make a complaint against and if I can sue them for the agony and pain that I'm going thru without money...
Regards Asif Masood Khan
What I received today
Your Official Notification Mail!!!
From: Western Union® (email@example.com)
Sent: 17 January 2009 09:58AM
Welcome to Western Union
Send Money Worldwide
There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $500.000.00 USD directed in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03, at the owner of this email address.
The International Monetary Fund contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code.
They said that they choose to send it to an email address instead of a name. We are unable to complete a transfer directed at an email address, so we require some more information in order to complete this transfer.
Your Full Names:
Date of Birth:
In order to resolve this problem, please email via Western Union Solicitors Fund Verification Department: As soon as this information is received, and you have complied with the requirements of payment of the western union charges, payment will be made to your nominated bank account or at the counter directly from The Western Union Transferring Bank. When emailing, please use reference number 250-153 for our mutual convenience.
THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, OFFICE UK BRANCH.
Mr. Well Scales.
Western Union Payments
Send Money Worldwide
Phone:Phone:+44 70319 08889
for more then 4 years, i was the customer of western union for transfering money, many times i got in trouble with them, they blocked the money, they violated my personal information by asking stupid question which they were not supposed to ask me, and even if you let the chance they will steal you money, as you already experience. I will never send money by WS again, because the agents always acts rudely with customers, and there many other bad points that western union has. I am strongly suggesting people that do not send money by western union, if so, you will be in troube
I know everone is talking about money problems here...but this is a bit different one...how come these money transfer companies can transfer money from a man to a whore for pleasures. May be i'm wrong but i came to know that a man sent more than 3000 riyals from ksa to eight different prostitutes who work on net living in different country. In ksa rules and regulation about all these things are really strict and then how come this one man sent money to different countries ( including South Africa, Phillipines and America) for his pleasure and to fullfill his porn desires. Oh by the way he sent all this money to those whores through Western Union Money Transfer ( bank and on net) and through Al Ahlionline Bank ( on net) and he is still doing till now. Ok i agree to this that company didn't know about it and was doing its work, its duty...but this cannot be easly ignored that a man is sending money to eight different girls living in different countries.
What i recieved to my mail:
WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Add to Address Book | This is spam
To: <recipients undisclosed>
Subject: WESTERN UNION TRANSFER OF $850, 000.00
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:50:32 IST
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GET BACK TO US
Send Money Worldwide
There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $850, 000.00 USD directed in cash credited to file UNP/9066336466/08, at the owner of this email address.
The International Monetary Fund in collaboration with the Government of this country contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code which your email address was selecetd with an automated machine that selects email addressess through internet.So we require some more information in order to complete this transfer.
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
MARITAL STATUS AND AGE:
In order to resolve this problem, please email via Western Union Solicitors Fund Verification Department:
As soon as this information is received, and you have Complied with the requirements of payment of the western union charges, payment will be made to your nominated bank account or at the counter directly from The Western Union Transfering Bank.
When emailing, please use reference number 72912 for our mutual convenience.
THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OFFICE.
Western Union Payments
As we focus on making a difference in people's lives, people focus on
Western Union and acknowledge the possibilities we offer to those we
Sending money in minutes is a fraud, I have sent money in minutes to Jamaica on several occassions, receiver was told the money will not be available until the next day--this is outrageous fraud on the part of Western Union against consumers and something needs to be done about it--I intend to file a class action lawsuit against Western Union because of this practice--don't adverstise and charge a fee for a service that does not exist or cannot be guranteed. This is happening all over the island, not just one particular location.
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Note-It's true or false I don't know, I want to know what is true.please send me information.
I recaieved this eamil from your company and till now i didn't take my money and this all the subguket ...How are you today?"
they write to inform me that... you have already sent you USD5000.00 dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of USD1.800, 000.00 via western union
by this governemnt.
I was calling your telephone number to give you the information through phone as internet hackers were many but i can not reach throughout yesterday even this morning.Now, I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up this USD5000.00 to enable us send another USD5000.00 by tomorrow as you knows we will be sending you only USD5000.00 per day.
Please pick up this information and run to western union to pick up the USD5000.00 and call me back to send you another payment tomorrow, Manager Mr Daniel Koman telephone +234-07-403-46180
Email (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
>) call or email me once you picked up this USD5000.00 today.Here is the
western union information to pick up TheUSD5000.00, MTCN :622 155 4897 Sender's Name: PRINCE AJAA Text Question: HONEST Answer:TRUST Amount:USD 5000.00 I am waiting for your
call once you pick up USD5000.00,
Mr Kimberly Sharkins
1.Full Names:islam mohamed hassan youssif abdel baky
2.Address:regoin elaalam masaken el mawalah, (houes 20 b), benha, Qaliubiya, egypt.
7.Phone numbers: 002/0104748799
please note that; i have not recieved the monry because the mtcn, no true, i went to WESTERN UNION at bank and i asked there about the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, they said that, there is no MONEY TRANSFER fo this mtcn(622 155 4897 )!!! I am waiting for your answer
I RECEIVED A MAIL THAT SOMEBODY HAS SENT $5, 000/-ON YOUR NAME WITH MTCN NO. & WITH QUESTION ANSWER DETAILS. WHEN I REMAILLED TO THEM THAN THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OFFICIAL SAID THAT PL. DEPOSIT $145 FIRST TO ACTIVATE YOUR MONEY TRANSFER.BUT I HAVE NOT SEND THIS MONEY UP TILL NOW. THE MAIL CAME FROM:-
NOW THE DEMAND OF MONEY IS COMMING FROM E MAIL ADDRESS:-
pl. guide me. THANKING YOU SIR.
MONEY TRANSFER BY A FRAUD THROUGH MY ICICI BANK
Sir, i'm a icici bank customer and my icici bank branch is in Vartak nagar, Thane. On dated 02/09/09 some fraud has transfer my money (Rs. 40, 000/-) from my account to his account. I have already registered a complaint in my bank and they gave me a complaint no. Is this sufficient to get my money back?
So please suggest me what can i do for getting my money back.
I also received this scam.
Pick Up Your $10, 000 From Western Union Today...!
Friday, August 28, 2009 10:17 PM
"Western Union Money Transfer" <email@example.com>
Add sender to Contacts
Pick Up Your $10, 000 From Western Union Today...!
The below payment has been awarded to you by the
Nigeria Government/World Bank to compensate you on the
past experience had with the Nigeria scammers.
We have already sent you $10, 000.00 through
Western Union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full
compensation payment total sum of $250, 000.00 via Western Union by the
I have on a good authority email you the MTCN and sender's details to
enable you pick up the first $10, 000.00, USD and confirm receipt to us so
as to enable us wire the next USD10, 000.00 by tomorrow and subsequent ones
since we can only send USD10, 000.00 a day.
Please pick up this information and get to any western union in your
country to pick up the $10, 000.00 and email the Western Union outlets
incharge of the payment so that they could send you another payment
Western Union contact information:
Manager: Mr. Kelvin D.
If there is any problem with them paying you, make sure to contact this
Union outlet with the information given to you above.
Below is the western union information for pick up:
Sender's Name: Micheal Wells
Amount: $10, 000.00
Status: We do not have an order with the provided information
The E-mail is as follows
I write to inform you that we have already sent you $5000.00USD dollars
through Western Union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your
full compensation payment of $2.100, 000, 00 USD via Western Union by this
So, I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name, so you can pick up this
$5000.00USD to enable us send another $5000.00USD by tomorrow as you know
we will be sending you only $5000.00USD per day. Please pick up this
information and run to any Western Union in your country to pick up the
$5000.00USD and call me back to send you another payment tomorrow.
Manager: Mr.Gulliver Stuart
Call or email me once you picked up this $5000.00USD today.
Here is the western union information to pick up the
we have a lot of friends who faced problem in money exchanger and must be having good expeience and any body finger out to any good exchangers in India
Re: YOUR MTCN NUMBER
From: Western Union (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: November 17, 2009 9:04:27 AM
Attachments: 1 attachment
ID CARD N...JPG (89.9 KB)
I am Mr Nick Maxx the director western union money transfer department, there is presently a counter claims on your funds by one MR.JOHN WHEELER, who is presently trying to make us believe that you are dead and even explained that you entered into an agreement with him, to help you in receiving your fund, So here comes the big question. Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in favor of (JOHN WHEELER).
thereby making him the current beneficiary with his following account details:
MR JOHN WHEELER,
NAME:CITI BANK, ADDRESS:NEW YORK, USA,
we shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said Mr. John Wheeler, if we do not hear from you within the next two working days from today
Mr Nick Maxx
ID CARD NICK MAXX.JPG
i am in libya. in libya western union they are charging more than commission.
they are not giving the receipt for the additional cost.
immediately take action
my email adress for manay many years email@example.com but hacke last year and i cahange from this to firstname.lastname@example.org but now my e mail hach .
iam Nihan, , i want to complaint for western union of The bank of Punjab, T chowk shahruken e Alam branch Multan pakistan, , i visit many time in this bank for western union, but they did not give me money, , , some time they says we not deal western union and some time they says we are busy you come later, and some time they says our computer have some problem, so please, take some action about it, , in shahrukn e Alam only two banks who dealing western union, The bank of punjab and UBL bank, , but both not dealing good, , , please take action on it
MY BROTHERINLAW SEND AMOUNT RS.30500 FROM KUWAIT TO INDIA THROUGH WESTERN UNION ON 06-03-2011 BUT WESTERNUNION (PAULMERCHANT) AGENT USER ID 163 WITHDRAWN MY AMOPUNT WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE. I GIVEN COMPLAINT IN INDIA AND SENDER ALSO GIVEN COMPLAINT IN KUWAIT MCTN 101-229-3693 TILL WE ARE NOT GET THE AMOUNT. wE PLAN TO FILE A SUIT AGAINIST WESTERN UNION FOR NOT PAY THE AMOUNT
Dear sir pl suggest soon. what is this. it is scam because they are demanding $450 from me then they will release amount of $5000/. thanks for early reply.
OUR DEAR BENEFICIARY: SALIM ISTYAQ
The Western Union have received your mail and well understood. First you have to understand that this Award is currently coming from West Africa (Nigeria) and the other number is our United Kingdom branch office number okay..
Anyway in regards to your mail, You have to understand that in every transaction you have with we the Western Union, you are to be rest assured that you are in a safe hand because we are well recognized and registered company all over the world and i am sure you are aware of that. Note also that Western Union don't scam okay, Because any attempt of doing that might surely spoil the name of our reputable company "Western Union" So you don't worry when doing any transaction with us because we are legal.
You don't have to be worried about anything my dear, because i am a God fearing person even my Father is a Rev Father and we are all God fearing family in my home okay. I have human feelings in me and i understand how you feel that is why i am advising you as my own brother okay.
We are also using this means to assure you that immediately we have confirmed your payment for our required charges, we will quickly release your first payment of $5, 000 for you so that you can pick it up okay.
So note that you are to deposit the fee to our account agent in your country INDIAN with details below:
Bank Name: Icici Bank
Account Name: Kishor Mane.
Account No: 074001501166
PAN NO: ALIPM4123F
Please try and make the payment as soon as possible and send us the scanned copy of the deposit slip for confirmation of your payment okay.
Thanks for your understanding with Western Union.. and thanks also for your prayers.
God bless you too.. As we awaits your payment to proceed further.
MR. DON C JOHN
MINISTER OF FINANCE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
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