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make international calls only) or
+612 8208 9662 (for calls from overseas)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can find the answers to many of your questions below. But if you still need to know more, do not hesitate to call our Thailand Customer Service Center at 001 800 852 5385 (toll-free, for calls within Thailand and from phones that can make international calls only) or +612 8208 9662 (for calls from overseas).
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They are our representatives that you can approach in order to transfer money. In Thailand, they are in banks, department stores and post offices. In other countries, they may be in supermarkets, grocery stores, check cashers, mailbox centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, airports, train and bus stations, currency exchange offices and other retailers.
You can easily locate a Western Union Agent in Thailand online or call our Thailand Customer Service Center at 001 800 852 5385 (toll-free, for calls within Thailand and from phones that can make international calls only) or +612 8208 9662 (for calls from overseas).
You, or anyone who needs to send or receive money in a fast, convenient and reliable manner. Example:
- Those who support relatives or friends.
- Travelers in emergency situations.
- Someone sending money as a gift.
- Visit your nearest Agent location.
- Complete the ‘To Send Money' form and show the Agent your government-issued photo identification.
- Give the Agent your payment together with the necessary fees.
- The Agent will then give you a receipt and your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).
- Put your signature on the receipt. Transaction is complete.
- Call the recipient of your money and relay the necessary information to him/her such as the sender’s name, amount sent, MTCN, and the country the money was sent from.
Learn more about sending money.
Bring your current government-issued photo identification and cash to cover your payment and fees. In Thailand, you may also be required to produce other supporting documents as may be required by government regulations.
In Thailand and in certain countries, the sending limit may vary from agent to agent. So it is advisable to check your local Western Union Agent for details. In other countries, you may send as much as you wish. However, for certain amounts to certain countries, you may be asked to provide additional information or documentations.
Anytime, during the business hours of the Agent.
Find your nearest Western Union Agent in Thailand.
Simply locate the ‘Tracking’ link on the homepage of our website. Then type in the sender’s name and Money Transfer Control Number. We’ll then update you on the latest status of your money transfer.
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Or call our Thailand Customer Service Center at 001 800 852 5385 (toll-free, for calls within Thailand and from phones that can make international calls only) or +612 8208 9662 (for calls from overseas).
Does Western Union offer an escrow service or any kind of protection for online auctions and other transactions?
- Visit your nearest Western Union Agent location.
- Complete the ‘To Receive Money’ form and hand it to the Agent with your current government-issued photo identification and Money Transfer Control Number.
- You’ll be given a Receipt. Review it thoroughly and sign the receipt if all the details are accurate.
- The Agent will then hand you the Receipt and your money.
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Please get these details ready:
- The sender’s full name (that is first, middle and last names).
- The country where the money was sent from.
- The amount that was sent.
- The Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).
- Your government-issued identification with photo.
For more information, do check with your nearest Western Union Agent in Thailand.
Simply locate the 'Tracking' link on the homepage of our website. Then type in the sender's name as written on the 'To Sent Money' form, and Money Transfer Control Number. We’ll then update you on the latest status of your money transfer.
Or call or our Thailand Customer Service Center at 001 800 852 5385 (toll-free, for calls within Thailand and from phones that can make international calls only) or +612 8208 9662 (for calls from overseas).
Generally (yes, even in Thailand), money transfers are paid in cash. However, in some foreign countries, in some cases, we may use a money transfer check or pay-out card.
We value your business. And we take pride in delivering your funds in the quickest and most reliable way possible. However, it is important that you protect yourself from fraudsters who are out to get your money.
Always make sure you know who you are sending money to. If you’re purchasing goods or services through Western Union, it's your responsibility to verify the legitimacy of the seller. We are not responsible for the quality or non-receipt of any goods or services.
Below are some frequently asked questions about fraud. For more information, please visit the Anti-Fraud section in our Web site.
Yes. Common scenarios include:
- Being required to pay a fee before receiving a loan.
- Sweepstakes, prize, or lottery company representatives who tell you to transfer money to them in order to claim a prize you have won (there are many companies running fraudulent contests, which require you to send them money but give you nothing in return).
- Unsolicited letters or e-mails from Nigeria or other foreign government officials requesting assistance to transfer funds from a foreign country into your bank account.
- Telephone calls from the police claiming someone you know has been in an accident or arrested and money is needed.
- Unsolicited letters or e-mails offering an unrealistic price for expensive or difficult to find items.
If you receive an email from anyone claiming to be from Western Union and you are unsure about it, do not click on any links in the mail. This may be a 'phishing' attempt to acquire sensitive information from you. Instead, immediately forward the suspicious mail to CustomerService.Asia@westernunion.com.
Western Union will never send you e-mails to ask for your user ID, password, or credit card details.
The 'Test Question' feature is designed for emergency situations where the receiver does not have proper identification (e.g. his or her wallet and identification have been stolen). It should never be used as additional security or to delay payment. Where a sender imposes a test question, we won't pay the receiver if the receiver does not know the answer to the question, even if he/she shows proper identification. Please note that transactions to Thailand and some countries cannot impose a test question to restrict payment so proper identification must be provided by the receiver in those countries.
No. Our business is to transfer funds from a sender to a receiver. When using our services, we caution you against sending money to strangers. It is the sender's responsibility to know the party to which the funds are being sent. Using a fictitious (or your own) name or changing the receiver's name after the money transfer has been sent is not a guaranteed means of securing funds. If a receiver presents proper identification with the same name as on the money transfer, payment will be made.
Be wary of third-party 'collection' or 'holding' services unless they are reputable, licensed escrow services. We are not an escrow service, should not be used as an escrow service, and are currently not affiliated with any escrow services.
For online auctions, examine feedback about the seller carefully and know the warning signs associated with fraudulent auction sales. Most online auction sites have safety guidelines or FAQs that can help you identify potentially fraudulent sales. Be wary if the seller is using a free email address or insists on accepting only one form of payment. Report any suspicious activity and file non-delivery of goods complaints with the auction site through which you purchased the item.
Remember that Western Union does not offer an escrow service or any type of 'purchase protection' policy. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to verify the legitimacy of the seller, and Western Union is not responsible for the quality or non-receipt of any goods or services.
Contact your government's Office of Consumer Affairs and police station if you are uncertain or suspicious of a telephone, mail, or e-mail solicitation.
If you feel you have been a fraud victim, contact your local police immediately.
- Always make sure you know who you are sending money to. If you’re purchasing goods or services through Western Union, it’s your responsibility to verify the legitimacy of the seller. We are not responsible for the quality or non-receipt of any goods or services.
- Discontinue a call if a caller coaches you to respond to questions asked by Western Union.
- Security is everyone's responsibility. Stay informed. Keep abreast of new fraud trends.
Remember, if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.