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    W.u. ?

    Do I have to have an ID to send cash???Thanks

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    No, and if they ask you for one be sure to say it's not necessary.

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    Thanks for reply.......I'll see what happens!

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    That depends, where are you sending the money to? If its to another country, then yes you do and they will probably ask for your social security number, if inside the USA, not necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olederndirt
    Do I have to have an ID to send cash???Thanks

    Depends on the amount and location. I went to several places here trying to send under their "NO ID needed for under $1000" rule and I got asked for Drivers License, SS Card, Home Phone # and my Occupation.. WTF??!?!?! I finally found a cool store manager at a food store that did not ask any questions at all except how to spell my name because he could not read my writting.

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    i have used wu several times to send to other countries and have never needed id mate!i think if you want to send over a certain limit,around a thousand USD i think then you may need id.

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    i've sent as much as 500 dollars and was asked for all the Identification as listed earlier. U see, they are trying to monitor the possible funding of terrorist groups and drug purchases via money transfer agencies. They log you for consistencies and if too often of transfers occur, quite possible, the flag will be raised

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jray1der
    i've sent as much as 500 dollars and was asked for all the Identification as listed earlier. U see, they are trying to monitor the possible funding of terrorist groups and drug purchases via money transfer agencies. They log you for consistencies and if too often of transfers occur, quite possible, the flag will be raised
    thats why you always use different names and so does your guy your getting the gear from. not HARD

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    u cant use different names since ID is required, but different people doing it for you, then yes it can be done. I dont waste my time going in to W.U. anymore. Simple W.U. online is best for me.
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    thats why you always use different names and so does your guy your getting the gear from. not HARD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jray1der
    u cant use different names since ID is required.
    only if its over 1000 you need id

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    This may be true in your area, but in mine, the computer tells the merchant to request ID and social. I buy alot of items from China, so I go thru this all the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by BooCooo
    only if its over 1000 you need id

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    can any one help i have a question

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    you can also send it where theres no ID required, just a secret question that you have to provide the answer for.. this is how Ive done it. But the amount I sent was also under $1k..

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    Hey MudMan, you have any experience W.U. like this?

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    the DEA and NSA have been watching W.U., Money Gram, and other means of other retail money transfer agencies for years and the alert was heightened when the attacks happened. There were reports that there was some terrorist cells shooting money to and from eachother funding the efforts here in the U.S. using anonymous names and so forth. THis was made easy because some of the stores that I know of were Afghan and Pakistani owned and they were licensed W.U. and some were for Money gram as well. So thats why this has happened as far as the more frequent and extensive requests for multiple I.D.'s. Remember, there was a time when no I.D. was required whatsoever for any amount or for any destination. Maybe the younger guys dont remember it, but I'm sure some of the older guys can remember this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booz
    i have used wu several times to send to other countries and have never needed id mate!i think if you want to send over a certain limit,around a thousand USD i think then you may need id.
    That's true. In such cases simply divide the wire into as many parts as needed to send without ID. But under a grand, it shouldn't matter where you're sending. If they say it does choose another office.

    You should shop around Jray1der. I've sent to China also with no ID issues.

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    that is what happened to me at Three different places and it was for under $400 each.. They said since it was going to china.. what BS..

    Oh well I am hooked up now.


    they probably don't ID booz 'cuase he is so good looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jray1der
    That depends, where are you sending the money to? If its to another country, then yes you do and they will probably ask for your social security number, if inside the USA, not necessary.
    not true if it's under a grand

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    So there you have it, at least one other person(Oldman) admits that it has happened to him. Now if this is something thye do randomly, then there is only one thing you can do, turn on your heels and leave with your money. Find another place. But believe me fellas, when they see money going to certain countries in large sums, you too may be hit with the ID request, even for sums under a grand.

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