Western Union Philippines

Don’t fall for this Western Union scam

Suppose you receive an email from an unknown sender telling you an outrageously huge amount of cash is waiting to be picked up by you in Western Union, what do you do?

a. Pray and thank God for this windfall gain
b. Rush to a Western Union branch to pick up your money
c. Delete the email

If you answered letter c, congratulations! You won’t be victimized by these Western Union scammers.

Here’s a copy of the email I received yesterday about this Western Union scam, a variation of the infamous 419 or Nigerian scam.

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Receiving Google Adsense payments via Western Union

Today I successfully received my first Google Adsense earnings sent via the Western Union Quick Cash option.

Here’s a guide on How to receive Adsense payments via Western Union, but read on to find out my own experience with this new withdrawal method.

First, what I did was search for a Western Union (WU) agent closest to my place using the Global Payment Solutions website. After making a search, I decided to pick up my Adsense payment from Sanry’s Foreign Exchange at the Glorietta Mall in Makati.

I went to Sanry’s and told the staff manning the counter that I am picking up a Quick Cash payment from Google.

He gave me a Western Union “To Receive Money” form and asked me to completely fill it out. This is where the Payment Details from Google becomes necessary. The form asked for the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), exact Payment Amount, Name and Address of the Sender, and a few personal details, among others.

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