When hearing about various money sending services that are available, one of the first questions that comes to many people’s minds is, “What are my local Western Union hours?” unlike many other banking institutions, Western Union is one of few that are providing their services to customers 24 hours a day. This means that you are able to use them to send or receive funds at absolutely any time of the day or night that is most suitable for you.
Services Offered by Western Union
After confirming that Western Union hours are 24 hours a day, another commonly asked question is, “What services do they offer?” basically, Western Union provides the ability for you to send and receive money to friends, family and businesses in many countries around the world (some countries may not offer Western Union).
In years gone by, you would have physically had to get to a Western Union branch to be able to send or receive funds. However, these days, it has become possible to use their services online or via a smartphone app. It is also possible to call Western Union to have them assist you with sending or receiving funds.
There are more than 500,000 Western Union locations around the world, making this company one of the most convenient options for sending and receiving money. The company’s app is available for use on several Android, iPhone, and iPad devices.
Always Exercise Caution
These days, there are numerous scams doing the rounds that involve the use of Western Union’s name. One of the most popular ones involves someone friending you on social media and then asking you to send them funds – even though you don’t know them at all. As a result, it is crucial to ensure that you only send and receive money to and from people or businesses that you know and/or have worked with over the years.
It is also essential to keep in mind that you must never share your personal banking details such as account login information with anyone. If this information is shared, your account will be at risk of being hacked. Never open any emails claiming to be from Western Union that are asking you to click on a link to confirm your account or personal details either.
When using any Western Union branch to perform transactions, you will need to produce at least one form of photo identification before your transaction will be allowed to be processed. Acceptable forms of identification include military or student ID cards, driver’s license cards or any other form of identification that displays a clear photograph of yourself. Always keep your account information in a safe place as well.