is there a legitimate use for western union / moneygram stuff? I only hear about it in the context of bad scams

@sara Theoretically you could use it to do a large monetary transaction with an *actual* Nigerian Prince.

@sara If you think about it, it's only a scam if the Prince doesn't send you the $5,000,000 he promised you.

@sara Here in Belgium some African immigrants use Western Union to send money to their relatives who don't have a bank account, as that's the closest thing you can have to a wire transfer in terms of convenience and safety.

@sara My family uses it to send and receive money.
They can't use digital options because of bad history with standard banks and general mistrust with one another.

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