I had my girlfriend send me $300 US to Canada.
The transaction cost us combined a total of $54 .
What upset me the most is that I requested the actual funds in US and their response was that it could not be done and that I have to accept the funds in Canadian and I have no choice in the matter.
So I was forced to accept the funds and be subject to an exchange rate that is grossly inflated.
$300 US is worth $307.81 Cnd as of 16/9/2012 and I received $276.93 that's a difference of $30.88 + $24 sending fee= $54.88 on a $300 transaction....lol
Thank you Western Union for stealing our money.
I will never use them again and I strongly recommend to stay away from these loansharks.
They should be called Western Loansharks.
From very pissed off.
Product or Service Mentioned: Western Union Money Transfer.
Monetary Loss: $300.