MoneyGram is a global leader in worldwide money transfer services, working closely with specially chosen agents in 227,000 locations across 190 countries and territories. We provide a secure way to send and receive money to and from your loved ones worldwide – and we'll make sure that your money gets to where it's needed quickly.
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- It's quick – your money is where it's needed in just 10 minutes.*
- It's convenient – with 227,000 money transfer agents around the world, you're never far away from MoneyGram.
- It's available to everyone – you don't need a bank account or credit card.
- It's easy – just visit a MoneyGram agent and complete one simple form.
- It's personal – you can add a complimentary 10-word message.
How do I send money?Open or Close
Follow the below 5 simple steps to send money:
Step 1: Find a MoneyGram agent.
Step 2: Take some personal identification* and visit the money agent.
Step 3: Complete a simple 'send' form and hand this to the MoneyGram agent along with the money that want to send and the transfer fee†. A free 10-word message can be included on the form.
Step 4: The agent will provide a reference number.
Step 5: Contact the person to whom the money is being sent, and give him/her the reference number. The money will be ready to collect in just 10 minutes.**.
How do you receive money?Open or Close
3 simple steps to receive money:
Step 1: Get the reference number from the person who is sending you money and this will help speed up the collection.
Step 2: Visit a MoneyGram agent taking some identification* and the reference number with you.
Step 3: Complete the simple 'receive' form and show the identification. They will then be given your money, usually in the local currency.
* You may be required to provide personal identification, usually one or more of the following: passport, driving license, national identity card or a government issued identification. You may also be required to provide proof of address (bank statement or utility bill). Requirements vary by country so please ask your local MoneyGram agent for acceptable identification formats.
**Subject to the receiving MoneyGram agent's availability and hours of operation, and local regulations.
† In addition to the transfer fees applicable to a transaction, a currency exchange rate set by MoneyGram or its agents may be applied. Prices subject to change.
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• It is a fact that there is no need to obtain Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate(FIRC) for any of your remittances to India if they involve your relatives.
• The FEMA(Foreign Exchange Management Act), who takes care of all the foreign exchanges happening in India, does not specify any restriction to the amount of money sent to India. A reason for that could be to increase the foreign exchange inflows to the country.
• For business purposes, no need to provide FIRC for getting tax concessions. Thus, if the business is an export business, it is mandatory to have a FIRC for every remittance.
Be very suspicious if you receive the following: Open or Close
• A check or money order sent to you, with instructions to cash the item at your bank, then send some of the funds to someone else through MoneyGram. If the check is counterfeit your bank will make you cover the loss. Be aware that counterfeit checks are very hard to identify.
• A telephone call telling you that you have won money or a prize and that you need to send money to pay for taxes, customs fees, etc.
• A response to your newspaper ad for a lost pet or lost personal items, as fraud perpetrators are known to use the classified ads to contact people and pretend they have found their lost item.
• A suggestion from a stranger to send money to a friend or relative as a show of "good faith" because legitimate business is not conducted this way. You will be told that, by sending the money in the name of a friend, they will not be able to collect the funds. That is not true. Con artists often use fake identification to pretend to be someone else.
• An email that appears to be from MoneyGram, no matter how real it looks. We are not an Internet escrow or shipment service and will NEVER send an email confirmation to inform a person that they have received a MoneyGram transfer for payment of an Internet purchase.
• Instructions to mislead MoneyGram are a clear warning sign that something might be wrong. Con artists will be familiar with MoneyGram's efforts to prevent fraud. If someone tells you to not share the details of your transaction with MoneyGram, then you should not continue with the transaction.
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• Buying items on the Internet. Be very careful if you are sending money to pay for merchandise purchased online. Many Internet auction sites provide an assured payment system that offers greater protection for the buyer and seller.
• Using the MoneyGram® money transfer service. For the convenience of our customers, some transactions sent to a specific destination may be received in another country. Please do not assume your money transfer is safe because you specified a country for the transaction. Also, if a recipient has photo identification and knows pertinent information about the transaction and the sender, a reference number or the answer to a test question may not be required to pick up the transaction. Please be careful to whom you send money, keeping your transaction information confidential, and be suspicious of anyone who wants you to send money to them (or someone else) with a test question.
• It may be too good to be true. Research thoroughly before sending money in response to a newspaper or magazine ad for airline, concert or similar tickets. The same is true for offers of loans or credit cards where you are asked to send money for fees before signing any documents. Be suspicious of very cheap deals. MoneyGram cannot ensure that the goods or services you are paying for will be received.
Here are some resources available to you in the United States:
• Report fraud. To report fraud to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center, visit www.ic3.gov/. This is a partnership between The FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center. For a list of different types of fraud schemes or to report a fraud, you can also visit www.consumer.gov sentinel.
• Call before you send money. If you are suspicious, contact the Better Business Bureau, AARP or your local Attorney General before sending any money.
• Canadian fraud. Many scams ask for money to be sent to Canada. For Canadian issues, call PhoneBusters toll-free at 1-888-495-8501 - this is a joint effort of U.S. and Canadian law enforcement to fight telemarketing fraud.
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Please read the questions below carefully to help us protect you from becoming a victim of fraud or a scam.
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- To someone you don't know or whose identity you cannot verify?
- To prove to someone that you have the available funds to buy a car, other goods, or to rent a property? Are you being asked by any 3rd party to provide any details about this transaction in part or in full by phone, email, fax or website?
- To buy a product/ service or a pet via the internet or anywhere else in response to any offer that sounds very cheap in comparison to their expected price or looks "too good to be true"?
- To claim lottery or prize winnings, inheritance, for a "guaranteed" credit card, loan offer, refund of bank charges or attractive investments?
- In response to an internet offer, letter or phone call that asks you to send money for a "job offer" or "mystery shopping" or a "charity"?
- To someone at home or overseas who claims to be your relative needing cash for an "emergency" and you are unable to verify independently if the caller and the claims are genuine?
- To someone you met in an on-line chat room or dating web site for financial assistance? Examples: airplane ticket, medical bills, helping a relative, cashing a check, investing in a business deal, etc.
- To buy goods and services from someone who specifically recommends money transfer through MoneyGram as the preferred mode of payment?
IF you answered YES to any of these questions, DO NOT SEND the money transfer - someone may be trying to STEAL YOUR MONEY. Remember neither MoneyGram nor its agents will be liable if you ignore the fraud warnings above and still choose to send money for any of the reasons listed above.
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