is there a legitimate use for western union / moneygram stuff? I only hear about it in the context of bad scams
@sara it was more relevant before the internet
@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.
Everything is connected.