If there was no password system, I wouldn’t have even been tempted by this scam. I had no real-life address or phone number for the police to check up on easily. Hey, let’s stop and do a search for “Western Union Scam Benin”.Also, Western Union should give warnings to users as they make the transaction. Oh look, there are dozens of similar scam stories, with people specifically mentioning “Coutenou”, which is a city I was given in the payment details.They called these cons “Yahoo” jobs, pronounced Ya-OO.
Before that, he used to hang out with nomadic cow-herding kids, children who sell bottled water by the roadside, and budding scam artists.
Launched way back in 1995, Craigslist took the Internet world by storm with its innovative cross of classified ads with the web. She has left the Thermomix with her brother-in-law who can bring it around whenever I’m free. That or pay him in cash and he can wire it to the seller. But no, she tells me Western Union has this password protection set up.
But as with all Internet-based transactions, some users prefer to game the system... You invest so much time into selling a product or researching the perfect item, complete the transaction, and then… I nominate a password and when I’ve seen the goods I tell her brother in law what it is (or email her with it). I even chatted to my husband about it and we agreed that Western Union sounded like they had a good system in place. They have posts about consumer protection and how you should never send money to someone who you don’t know in real life.
The scammer will tell you an elaborate fake story about large amounts of money 'trapped' in central banks during civil wars or coups, often in countries currently in the news.
Or they may tell you about a large inheritance that is 'difficult to access' because of government restrictions or taxes in their country.