Worrisome Western Union Memo At Walmart & Meijer
There is a worrisome Western Union memo being sent out to Walmart and Meijer locations for sure, and maybe elsewhere. Reader Bob was able to get a hold of it and send me a picture of the bulletin. He also shared his experience at several stores after it was sent out. It doesn’t look good, at least for the time being.
Western Union Memo
A bulletin was sent out to store locations to warn about using prepaid gift cards for money orders. They even explicitly spell out what MS is in the bulletin and what representatives should look out for and do.
They were also informed they should be asking to see the cards and ID before processing the money order.
Here is what Bob told me in his email:
Today, two Walmart stores asked to see my card, one Meijer asked to see my card, another Meijer asked me for my name and address, and a third Meijer told me they had received a memo last night saying they would not be able to take prepaid. These all were locations where I previously had absolutely no issues.
Western Union Money Order Memo – Final Thoughts
Something like this has happened a few times in the past. It has usually caused increased caution for a few weeks, months, and then gone back to somewhat normal. Time will only tell if this is a similar instance or not. This could be area specific as well. If you run into something similar please let me know down in the comments.
I figured it was worth sharing so people don’t load up on cards and get stuck with stuff they can’t get rid of. It is best to be cautious for a bit and see how things play out in your area. Please share your data points below of recent attempts and any successes or failures.
Big thanks again to Bob for sharing this.