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Western Union Special Discount for Syria submitted by olli in Money

Does anybody knows about this special offer from Western Union?
A refugee sent me this flyer. Its about sending money (max. 300?) to Syria without any fees.

I tried numerous times to ask WU about this topic, with no success at all :-/

#WesternUnion #Syria #Money #Send

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Hello Olli,

I couldn't find a special offer on Western Union's German website nor a hint concerning your flyer. There is an online form to contact Western Union resellers in Germany, find a company next to your location and ask directly: bit.ly/2aZU1qh

As an additional information see an overview of money transfer options from Germany to Syria (with conditions) by geldtransFAIR.de: bit.ly/2aZV7SH

Kind regards, Jan

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Hi Jan, just a question not related to the topic, but: Why are you doing this bit.ly links? Is there a reason for it? Because I, personally, like if I can see on the Link if this is a page I want to click on, or not. Kindly, some human
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URLs are often very long, I want to keep information simple and straightforward (KISS principle). As you see above I usually give some information about the link before I give the URL, so the whole purpose and the destination should be clear. If you don't like short URLs use an online decoder to check them, for example cekpr.com/decode-short-url/.
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Hello Olli,

tenacious research's result: Western Union transfer service from Germany to Syria is not available right now! See attached Screenshot (text in German).

Kind regards, Jan

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You are absolutly right. Transfer via internet is not possible. Bur money transfer using a lokal agency works fine. We've already done this. But it' very expensive because they take around 10% fees.
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Thanks for your support!
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I finally got an answer regarding my problem from Western Union (WU).
There is indeed such an offer to send 300€ from Germany/Austria to Syria without paying fees. But you have to do it from an WU dedicated location (see attachment). If there are other limitations, I'll keep you informed.

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Hi Olli, did you want to add the attachment you mentioned above as an upload to your post? In case this should be true it seems that something went wrong.
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Hi Olli,

I also couldn´t find anything officially on Western Union´s website. Have you been able to find a company in your area yet using Jan´s link?

I did find an article that talks a bit about how Syrian refugees send money home and the flyer you were given is at least verified here:

europe.newsweek.com/syrian...

"Western Union has noticed the growing desire among Syrian refugees to send money home, says Pia De Lima, a spokeswoman for the company, and offers commission-free transfers for 300 euros ($336) or less from Austria or Germany to Syria."

The article is recent but I would certainly check with a Western Union directly to be sure!

Best,
Julia

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This is the first time I read something about this offer. Thank you for sharing the link. But I definitely need some official information, because nobody I talked to at Western Union knows about this offer.
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