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Old 04-13-2017, 03:35 PM
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Default I'm from Ireland, could I use his Mother's address for Western Union?

I have a question about Western Union. I am from Ireland and I use Textbehind to send money to my friend as trying to use Western Union in Ireland to send money to an inmate is close to impossible. However i'm in America at the moment on a holiday and I was planning on surprising him and sending a little extra through a Western Union outlet while I'm here however I was looking up the quick collect form online and I see that the senders name, address and phone number have to be written on the form as well. Does that mean it won't work for me? I could use his mothers information, I know she won't mind me doing that but I'm just wondering if that would break any big rules?
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:20 AM
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I don't know the answer, sorry. Can your Mom send the money herself, and have you reimburse her? Much of the information required for purchases/money deposits is done to reduce the chance that sender is using someone else's identity/money rather than their own, especially with credit/debit card transactions. You may need to show a photo ID to WU too.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:02 AM
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I believe it's just as easy to go to the Post Office and get a postal money order. I think it takes a bit longer to get credited but is cheaper to send. Check out Zelda50 posts for info on how to do it.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:23 PM
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Thank you, yes I think I will go to the post office. It seems more straight forward
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