Western Union Tracking

Western Union Tracking
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When you register online with Western Union and make a payment, the company offers the ability to track the status of a money transfer. This is a very convenient service offered by Western Union and arguably puts you as a customer at ease when making an international money transfer. However, misplacing this information will make it almost impossible to track the status of your money transfer order.

What is a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN)

When you complete a transaction with Western Union, you will be given your own, personal Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). This is a unique number for your specific transfer. In order to track the payment either online or through a customer service representative (phone), you will need to quote : your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), the senders first name and last name.

How to track a money transfer order with Western Union

If you are using the Money in Minutes service (card to cash), your receiver may need the Money Transfer Control Number to pick up the funds at an overseas agent location. To make the process smooth and error free, Western Union normally advises you to provide the receiver with your unique MTCN to assist in cash collection.

Above all, make sure you have the correct information to hand and it will be easy to track a Western Union money transfer order.

How to confirm the date a Western Union money order was cashed

You are also able to find out the date a money order was collected by your recipient. In order to do this, you will need the following information: the Western Union money order serial number, the first and last name of payee and purchaser and amount of money sent.

Top tips for tracking a Western Union money transfer

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