I need to transfer $1400 to an artist in the USA. They have ask for the payment via Western Union as opposed to wire transfer or paypal. I have never used this service before and it is certainly not used frequently in N Ireland or maybe even the mainland UK?
Anyway I have set up an account and it I have now stumbled across a £400 limit!!! Not getting anywhere fast. Is this an international imposed limit? I have phoned them and I apparantly have to go to a local agent (or in my case not very local) and make the cash deposit.
Does anybody know an online way around this or indeed the pitfalls of this service?
Western Union is the preferred payment by Nigerian scammers. Why can't you pay by paypal? I would be very uncomfortable sending money to someone using Western Union, as there is absolutely no recourse if something goes wrong.