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Old 03-30-2019, 03:54 PM
 
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How many ways can one transfer money to another country electronically? I'm talking about conveyances available to the average person like USPS money orders, Western Union, and the like.
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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How many ways can one transfer money to another country electronically? I'm talking about conveyances available to the average person like USPS money orders, Western Union, and the like.
The only electronic transfer available to the average person is a wire transfer. WU is a commercialized, low-value wire transfer system. PayPal (and its lesser analogues) are the only other electronic funds systems I can think of, and they have any number of limitations (such as requiring internet access, a valid email account and some kind of compatible spending/funding account).
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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There's a mobile app called POPpay. I don't know anything about it other than it's available.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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There was a discussion on another forum about preventing illegals from sending money back to Mexico. I was wondering if it could be stopped. I should have included this in my original post.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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There was a discussion on another forum about preventing illegals from sending money back to Mexico. I was wondering if it could be stopped. I should have included this in my original post.
The short answer is no. If nothing else, they can always put MOs or cash in an envelope and mail it for a dollar.

The real question is why. To implement something like this is pointless, cruel oppression that will accomplish something less than nothing.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:46 PM
 
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Within the US Zelle is a fantastic person to person system as long as you have a bank account and USD. The Zelle network is huge
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:50 AM
 
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There is a service called Xoom which is owned by PayPal. They do international transfers.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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MoneyGram is there with a very wide network. I think that most Walmart have MoneyGram locations where you can give cash, name of recipient and country. Probably within minutes the amount is transferred. I think that some sort of IF is required for every transaction. One can do it online too if one has Bank Account .
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:02 PM
 
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There was a discussion on another forum about preventing illegals from sending money back to Mexico. I was wondering if it could be stopped. I should have included this in my original post.
What about legal transactions? Plus any illegal can always give his money to someone who is legal to do money transfer on his behalf. It is not going to serve any purpose.
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Old Today, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I just did an international wire transfer for a payment in Euro from my brokerage account in the USA to a bank account in Germany for a class that I am going to attend. It was a two or three page form where you need to fill out the bank and payee accounts and ID numbers on the other end of the payment, but nothing too difficult. There will probably be a small fee, but no big deal.
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