Western Union Tip
Many times people tell you not to use western union as it is dangerous and the chances of getting your money back are slim. This is especially so if someone uses an alias. Part of their online service is to allow someone to pick up their payment at any western union branch (often just the mini mart down the street). While at the branch, they are requried to show a drivers license to pick up the cash. If they cannot provide proper id, then they can't pick it up. Makes tracking the person down a whole lot easier if need be.