Haiti Money Transfers - Western Union takes two dollars ($2.00) Instead of 1.50 dollars required by the government

Western Union Money transfer to Haiti
POLL Question: Ask the people in Haiti you send money to how many times Western Union takes $2.00 out of the money you send instead of $1.50 required by the Government when the fee is collected from Haiti... Are Western Union agents pocketing the extra 50 cents per transfer?

I am not kidding...

Every time I send my cousin to collect money that I send to him via Western Union, If I send $100, they give him $98, if I send $300, they give him $2.98...

But guess what... If I send $301.50, they give him $300...

I guess the thinking behind this is that they do not have the 50 cent change... If that's true, then why not pay it in Haitian Gourdes?

If they are keeping the extra 50 cents nationwide, every day, which is basically 33% of the money the government is collecting, can you imagine how much money this adds up to?

You know that the funniest thing is?

The receipt says $398.50, meaning that's what they paid to my cousin when in reality they only paid him $398 dollars... Imagine if one Western Union agent pockets 50 cents on 1,000 money transfers... Somebody just made $500 dollars U.S.

QUESTION: Am I loosing 50 cents U.S. to Western Union in Haiti or are you experiencing the same thing?

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Jennifer Aidoo Can someone sent you money through western union from Haiti??
Reply · December 30 at 7:19 PM
Ghislaine Decayette They're all "fucking" thieves! They'll have to answer to 'karma', tôt ou tard! And then you'll hear them lamenting " OBon Dieu, mwen la konin... see more
Reply · December 07 at 7:12 PM
Paul Bance This 50cents surplus is to give a 25cents raise to all Western Union employees by April 2016, the other 25cents is to put a new Money transfers... see more
Reply · February 25 at 6:35 PM
Jugicel Hello Western Union I'm junior GSMunlockUsa I have an account I need to make a charging Western Union how you can help me do it
Reply · February 25 at 10:59 AM
Daniel If you keep loosen 50cents all the time do you a much money that turn to to????
Reply · May 27 at 3:23 PM
Gerard Last year we heard the same story. Then it died out to resurface again this year. This is kind of weird...
Reply · May 26 at 7:04 PM
Taylor Laguerre Beware, you are now being ask to pay the $1.50 upfront before you make your transfer and without your consent!
Reply · May 26 at 5:53 PM
Patrick Princivil They charged $1.50 in Belladere in December 2013, I don't know for now. Belladere is before Laschaobas-Croiffè. The government of Haiti have to... see more
Reply · May 26 at 4:37 PM
Gabriel Nou konnen en Haiti to bagay se business. Men travail nan gouvman se pa yon job, se business ak pouvwa. Tout moun fe sa yo vle, Jan yo vle, le yo vle.
Reply · May 26 at 1:38 PM
Rose Simeon In 2011, I traveled to Haiti for my grand mother funeral. My friends send me money and when I when to pick it up they told me they don't have 50... see more
Reply · May 26 at 1:37 PM
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