I am currently living in Brasil and am in Florida for work. Due to bank strikes in Brasil my normal money flow is delayed.
I had $500 dollars sent to me via Western Union but the counter clerk at the Publix store in Fort Myers where the Western Union was located would not give it to me because I did not have a valid phone number so I suggested they use the store number.
After a few phone calls they informed me that it was illegal for them to give me my money without a valid phone number.
Once bit twice shy.
Product or Service Mentioned: Western Union Money Transfer.
Monetary Loss: $500.