Sending money through Western Union (5 Dimes)

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slicethebread7 PM slicethebread7
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Posted: 5/12/2012 2:44:25 PM
Hello all. I know that this might sound like old and repetitive to some, but this would be the first time that I would deposit via Western Union. My question is, if I want to deposit a fairly large amount, say around $2000 through Western Union, would it be safe to deposit it all at once, since it would be my first time depositing through this method? Or would I get flagged or something by Western Union? I've heard a lot of different stories: 

-That you should just deposit all of it ($2000) at once since it would be my first time, and they wouldn't "care".

-That you should do it separately like in two orders of $1000, and it would be "less suspicious". 

-And even that you should do like some in Western Union, and the rest through Moneygram. Although it sounds like a little bit too much, 

I'm a little confused and wouldn't know what would be the best option. I am more inclined to depositing it all at once, but again, I do not know if it would get me noticed by the Western Union people. 

Any input would be great! Thanks a lot for your help people!
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Posted: 5/12/2012 2:52:25 PM
i would deposit it in 1 lump sum,the more transactions you make the more red flags,i have been banned from wu and mg for 8 years
slicethebread7 PM slicethebread7
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Posted: 5/12/2012 2:57:28 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by joanne12:

i would deposit it in 1 lump sum,the more transactions you make the more red flags,i have been banned from wu and mg for 8 years

Cool, thanks for the input. 8 years though?! Was it more making multiple transactions? Wow, that sounds kinda harsh though. 
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Posted: 5/12/2012 5:03:24 PM

There's probably a lot of different opinions on this but for some reason anything over $1000 seems to throw up flags at Western Union. I use them occasionally and keep the transactions fairly small and it's no problem. There's better deposit methods out there with a lot less potential hassle.

Stay as far away as you can from Moneygram. Late last year, they got some new head pencil pusher in their compliance department that has a hard on for gambling. Unless you're sending $25 to someone or paying a bill, they'll flag the transaction if it's going to the usual countries or the usual names. You know what I'm talking about. It's a hassle to get it back so Moneygram isn't a good option. 

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Posted: 5/12/2012 10:25:04 PM
Slice...I'd say send it in one lump sum, or if you are worried, send 1k, wait a week or so and then send the other 1k...ive used both WU and MG, and rarely have an issue, be sure when you do it, you double check the spelling of the names when the clerk fills it out on the computer from the form you give them...a few times i've left the store to call in my deposit only to see they misspelled the name, which just makes you have to call wu or MG to get it changed...if you have any questions let me know, what book you trying to link up with?
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Posted: 5/13/2012 6:43:18 PM
advice i was given once for depositing was not to deposit a round amount.  Instead of depositing $1000 thru MG, use $978, or $1019.
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Posted: 5/15/2012 6:02:17 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by nick69:

There's probably a lot of different opinions on this but for some reason anything over $1000 seems to throw up flags at Western Union. I use them occasionally and keep the transactions fairly small and it's no problem. There's better deposit methods out there with a lot less potential hassle.

Stay as far away as you can from Moneygram. Late last year, they got some new head pencil pusher in their compliance department that has a hard on for gambling. Unless you're sending $25 to someone or paying a bill, they'll flag the transaction if it's going to the usual countries or the usual names. You know what I'm talking about. It's a hassle to get it back so Moneygram isn't a good option. 

Damn, I used moneygram for a withdrawal the other day and it went through good. Don't want to do it again, if this is true...

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Posted: 5/15/2012 12:36:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by EastOakland:

Damn, I used moneygram for a withdrawal the other day and it went through good. Don't want to do it again, if this is true...



It must be hit or miss for everyone because I have sent and received more MG transactions from all the usual countries and names than I can even count and have never had an issue at all.
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