Western Union / Moneygram – These services are meant for people who know each other well to transfer money to each other. What scammers commonly do is ask you to prove you have money to buy their item by asking you to send money to your friend or family. They’ll then ask you to show them a copy of the receipt. All they need is to take the tracking number from your receipt and go collect the money themselves.

CONMAN EXPOSED ADVICE:avoid using these services with people you don’t know, as there is no way of getting your money back.

UPDATE: Western Union has admitted that they turned a blind eye to fraud and have now agreed to pay back compensation to the tune of $586 million dollars!  Western Union admit aiding fraud