Sending money WU without ID

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by jtmarlin, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. jtmarlin

    jtmarlin Junior Member

    Years ago (10) I was able to send money WU without an ID. 300$ here and there. Is this still the case? I went to my local drug store ant hey had a WU screen but it asked for phone number, ID number basically everything... total bizarre. The WU no ID I used to do was from counter places... check cashing stores etc. Is it still the case? I called a couple of check cashing stores asking them what the limit was to send money without ID and they treated me like I was a space alien. They couldn't give the info over the phone, didn't know etc etc... does anyone send a few hundo USD without ID thru WU or moneygram these days?
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  2. Tiredandhot

    Tiredandhot Member

  3. jtmarlin

    jtmarlin Junior Member

    Is this because it is inconvenient compared to crypto? Or is it just not possible anymore?
  4. Tiredandhot

    Tiredandhot Member

    Crypto is so easy, chk out cash app. You can easily buy btc on there after verification.
  5. i could be incorrect, but i would hazard a guess that because WU and MG have been abused my those laundering money, proof of identity has become standard practice.

    BTC has become the preferred method of payment, but you're still required to give up sensitive information if you purchase from an exchange such as Coinbase or Cash App.
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  6. rand0m

    rand0m Member

    I think you meant the T word.
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  7. JC Grifter

    JC Grifter Member

    Yeah you need your ID on cash app to buy the bitcoin, but all you need to do it transfer it to another wallet that don’t intend to buy bitcoin and then you don’t need ID for the actual transaction.
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  8. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member Supporter

    I've noticed bitcoin ATMs also ask for ID as well before accepting the cash deposit.

    As for MG/WU ID is indeed required for ANY amount at the locations I've inquired at near me. Drug stores tend to be real dicks about it in my experience.
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  9. Demondosage

    Demondosage Member

    You need to show ID to send money through WU now, it's changed from what it once was
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  10. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member Supporter

    Yes, thanks to the government crackdowns on money laundering and terrorism.
  11. S.B.C

    S.B.C Member

    WU lost a class action suit a few years back and was forced to refund $586 million lost to online scammers. Western Union Refunds
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  12. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member Supporter

    That is now why WU/MG ask customers sending money are they sending it to someone they do not know for example.