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k-vette

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Need help with western union transfer
« on: August 09, 2015, 08:21:48 PM »
I started a new business and things are going well.  One small snag, I'm trying to send a western union transfer using my credit card for some product overseas.  I used this method to get samples from them without any problem.  Now that its time to place a large order, it won't work.  It just says this payment method cannot be accepted.  I contacted western union, but they probably have the worst service ive ever dealt with.  First person said maybe the amount is too high, so I tried splitting it up.  Second person said my computer is the problem.  I have no idea what the real problem is.

The vendor can take a wire transfer, but that takes cash.  My credit card is 0% interest for 12 months.  The free loan would be nice.  Not to mention the $200 spending bonus.

Any ideas?  Max online to send says $3,000, but I tried under that and it doesn't work.  They say maybe the receiving country has a limit, but I can't find one.  It's going to china.

Any advice or alternatives to western union?

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Re: Need help with western union transfer
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 07:46:02 AM »
First person said maybe the amount is too high, so I tried splitting it up.

I don't have Western Union experience or experience sending money overseas, but be very careful about splitting up payments. If your payments look like "structuring," the IRS and FBI might take an interest.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/12/nc-store-owner-on-hook-for-107000-with-irs-over-structuring-laws/

(I'm pretty sure he got it all back eventually.)

You could try calling a Western Union branch that's near a large Chinese population. Maybe try one that's near a Southern California university.