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    Western Union?

    Hey guys. I have always used WU to send money to places, but I was trying to send money to China and they asked me for a valid id to type into their system. They said that this was a new change for the company. Has anyone else encountered this? I never had this problem and was wondering if anyone else has. Share please? Because I went to a few places and they all said the same thing. Thanks bros.

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    I am about to send some cash that way so I will let you know on monday. But as far as I know, that is not the policy. Maybe when sending to other countries, but def not within the states.

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    I know because about one month ago I sent within the states no problem. Now, going outside the US they said a "valid id is needed to complete the transaction". Thanks let me know.

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    I used WU to Thailand & China about a week or so ago and there was no ID requiered, also i live in Canada...XXL
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    The canada thing might be why. Send me a PM to remind me to let you know on monday. I will get back to you later on it after I find out.

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    It is the United States that require a valid I.D. for sending money to china. Its been like that since last year. I have done it without any problems. If you where worried that they where trying to single you out. Dont be, its the law.

    There is a few other countrys where that is policy as well. The goverments has limits on the amount of money you send to certain countrys for what ever reason.

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    i just sent money to Austria and i didn't need an ID

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    i only order domestic,, but i just ordered thru western union yesterday and they didnt need id. i think its just the person you got.

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    Yeah I agree with the fact that its because of trade embargo's with China that the money being sent is being regulated. Its just a little worrying since the address will match the delivery address on the id and if they put 2 and 2 together thats all I am saying. But the law is the law and so it shall be done.

    I just never had sent money to china before now and was unaware.

    Anyone have any problems before with this?

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    I think it may be a new requirement coming as a result of Patriot Act regulations

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    I always need an ID to send money via WU (Israel).

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    I've sent money to Isreal( a couple months ago) and Pakistan (last week) and i was not required to give ID. I think WU has a policy that IDs are required if the amount is more than $1000.

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    i used wu to thailand and no id was required

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    depends where you send and the amount. it use to be anything over $999.99 you would need ID. now it depends where you send it to. colombia is anything over 600. you would need id. every country differs, because of money laundering. they want to make sure you dont send more than a certain amount in a short time.

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    sent money WU a week ago. wasn't to china, but i didn't have to use an id. also, i think fashioncore1 is right. over $1000 requires id.

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