Western Union declined my transaction twice already!
Member of my family in Russia was getting married last year but I could not go, so I send money as a wedding gift. Western Union local location agent accept money, gave me MTCN number but after 12 hours I received the phone call from that location that my money transfer was POSTPONED and I have to call 1-800 number to talk to the customer service, so I did. The person on the phone requested all my information related to transaction and verification of my identity. After that, she pulled information from the system and began INTEREGATE me as a criminal asking why I am sending money, what the purpose of this transaction, how I know that it is my family that receiving the money, she asked about nature of the relation between me and my family member that I send money, how long I now that person (my favorite nephew). When last time I talk to him and get this: HOW I KNOW IF IT IS HIM THAT ITALK TO OR NOT SOMEONE ELSE THAT MASK HIS VOICE?! This interrogation was almost 40 min long and after those entire questions were answered Western Union representative loudly concluded that my transaction will be declined and I can receive my money back. I was trying to ask why it was declined, but she refused to listen and threatened me if I will talk to her like that she will CANCELL MY REFUND MONEY TRANSACTION. Few days later, I have received the flyer in the mail from them about the Fraud!
Recently, I was trying to send money to my family. 2 days after the transaction, I called my family to ask if they received money, and they said that MTCN number I gave them not in the system, so they could not get the money in Russia. I called the Western Union representative on the customer service line and they said without explanation that my transaction is canceled and I can get my money from the local agent .I felt at this point that I am on the Watch List with Western Union and all my transactions will be cancelled no matter what the amount I will try to send.
I have used Western Union services before for few years - no problems, but now I am on the BLACK LIST with them for some reason unknown to me!
I am much respected member of the community, Master's prepared nurse that works with dying patients and dedicates life to comforting hospice patients. I felt offended by this company suspecting me committing of fraudulent transactions. Shame, Western Union!
Product or Service Mentioned: Western Union Money Transfer.