WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FUNDS ARE BLOCKED TO OVERSEAS EXPATRIATES, AND OR MORE SPECIFICALLY, MISSIONARIES-THINK OUT OF THE BOX ON THIS ONE!
I sent money from the USA to Honduras through Western Union and I felt I was being investigated for a crime. Some of the Questions with my answer where:
Who sent you the money? I did.
What is the money for? For my business.
What business do you have and where is it located? a Food Bodega in Barrio ...
Where do you live? In barrio ....
How long have you lived in Honduras and do you have a residency? 8 years off and on and yes I have a residency.
It took me 30 minutes to get my money and I was the only one in the bank. They have all the info they need when I did the wire transfer and all these other questions where non of their business but I was at their mercy to answer them if I wanted to get the money out of their system since she put all all my answers in the computer.
I talked to a missionary here that sends money from the USA to the ministry here and he is having the same problem. He is having a problem finding a western union branch that will cash his $1,000 wire transfer.
Sep 19, 2016