We are no longer allowing online payments for Western Union, Money Gram, or Walmart 2 Walmart. Here is the reason why.
There has been a huge increase in the amount of online fraud that has been going through these money transfer services. Crooks are stealing a credit card, then using it to send themselves money. This is causing over 50% of the online payments done through w/u, MG, and w2w to get flagged and kicked back. This just started about 3-4 months ago and we have noticed it more and more the last month. We are not going to take any online payments anymore because of this. Its delaying orders and causing us to spend way to much time trouble shooting bad payments. Anyone that has had this happen to them knows what I am talking about. They will assure us the payment is good, we will try to collect and get rejected. We’ll try again after the customer has been on the phone with them for an hour, and again we will be denied to collection. It is cheaper to go into the location to send the payment, so please be willing to do this. Below us some helpful info for those who have been concerned about the questions w/u, mg, and w2w are asking them at the counter when they are sending money, please read and this process will go so much better for you!
If the clerk begins to question you about why your sending money to this person and how you know them? Please understand they are only trying to protect you and keep your money safe. They don’t know what you plan to buy or anything about you. You would be surprised how many guys we get that email us back after trying to send a payment and tell me something like this “ bro, I went to send the payment just like you said and the clerk was asking me all off these questions about who I was sending money to and why I was sending it? I think she knew for sure I was ordering steroids online bro, I think they are onto us!” … I am dead serious, we get that often! … If they are asking you questions is is to protect you and protect your money. There are so many scammers out there now that are tricking old grandmas and gullible people into sending them money because they are a long lost relative in need, or they won a prize etc etc. There’s a lot of Con artists out there now a days and the clerk is simply doing their job making sure you know the person your sending money to. If they ask you these questions just smile at them and say
- Your sending the money to a old college friend for a birthday gift.
- Your good buddy is a little short so your sending him some cash too cover the bills.
If the payment is being sent international then you can say:
- Your sending money to a forge in exchange student that used olive with you to help them with school/bills.
- Your business partner lives in XYZ country and your sending money for another order.
If your kind and you don’t pee your pants it will go smooth and you will be able to send the money just fine. Remember, they are trying to protect you, not trying to bust you for ordering juice online! Lol! Just be relaxed and have the information handy on your phone or printed on a piece of paper and the transaction will go smooth.
If you have any questions about this please do let us know, we are happy to help.