Can minors send money through Western Union?

I am 16 and I want to send ~300$ to China. I know who I am sending it to, so it's not a scam. I have a debit card and checking account. Can I send the money through Western Union ONLINE? Or am I only allowed to go to an agent location? Can I do it through phone? I prefer to send the money online but will they

I am 16 and I want to send ~300$ to China. I know who I am sending it to, so it's not a scam. I have a debit card and checking account. Can I send the money through Western Union ONLINE? Or am I only allowed to go to an agent location? Can I do it through phone? I prefer to send the money online but will they allow it since I am a minor?
Also, if you pay through WU, how will it look on your credit card statement? Will it just say 'Western Union' and the amount?

Thanks!

Best Answer:

Michelle: Yes, you can do a transfer online with a debit card, over the phone or in person at a Western Union counter. No, you do not need an ID to send money.

All anyone needs to send money is:
1) A first and last name to use on the form as the sender's name
2) A first and last name to use on the form as the receiver's name
3) Money

All anyone needs to pick up the cash is:
1) The first and last name used on the form as the sender's name
2) The first and last name used on the form as the receiver's name
3) The eight or ten digit money transfer control number (MTCN#)
4) The test question and answer

And, all too frequently, only one or 2 of above listed requirements are actually needed to pick up the cash and disappear.

That is it, no ID required.

If you are:

1) sending money as part of a work-at-home job
2) buying from craigslist/kijiji/forum/website
3) buying a pet or car/truck/trailer/motorhome/caravan
4) helping an online boy/girlfriend or refugee
5) paying taxes/fees on a loan/lottery/draw/government grant
6) paying visa/bank/airline/travel fees
7) paying deposit/rent for an apartment/house
8) paying banker/barrister/lawyer/court fees
9) paying a transportation/courier/shipping company
10) receiving/forwarding money onto someone or some company

Then you are being scammed.

Just keep in mind that Western Union and moneygram are unsafe and unsecure ways to send money.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off the cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country the money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

If you google "Western Union scam", "fraud moneygram scammer" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims who lost money via Western Union and moneygram.

Other answer:

Michelle:
You have to be 18 with proof of ID to send money through Western Union.
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RE :Can minors send money through Western Union?
I am 16 and I want to send ~300$ to China. I know who I am sending it to, so it's not a scam. I have a debit card and checking account. Can I send the money through Western Union ONLINE? Or am I only allowed to go to an agent location? Can I do it through phone? I prefer to send the money online but will they allow it since I am a minor?
Also, if you pay through WU, how will it look on your credit card statement? Will it just say 'Western Union' and the amount?

Thanks!
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