Western Union was founded in the United States, in this country and is currently its head office.
Western Union Online Money Transfer is subject to the terms and conditions of the Regions Agreement and Disclosure Statement for Electronic Banking Services and the Western Union Money Transfer User Agreement, as posted at the Regions Online Banking website.
The process is simple in that once the application form has been completed, Western Union will provide you with an instant quote for the cost of your fees in your local currency and this quotation is guaranteed for 72 hours. Once you agree to the offer, you will then be required to instruct your own bank (this can also be done via internet banking) to transfer funds in your local currency to Western Union.
With the Western Union cash transfer service, you can send money from 180 stations to over 200 countries throughout the world.
In yet another variant of this scam, the buyer will provide a real Western Union Money Transfer Control Number (MCTN) to the seller, which can be checked on the Western Union website. However the buyer will not tell the seller who sent the money, thereby making it impossible to receive those funds. It's like showing someone a wad of dollar bills but not handing over the money.