What is Western Union MTCN number?

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However, if the sender were to give you the MTCN, which is the Money Transfer Control Number, which is clearly listed on his western union form

MTCN is the Money Transfer Control Number, it is a 10 digit number transaction number provided by western union after sender finishes the transaction. Sender should give the MTCN number to the receiver to receive money, It is a proof that you are the legitimate receiver of the money (You can find MTCN CODE in the senders transaction slip.).

Example: Western Union transaction slip with MTCN number.

Following is a summary of your transaction.

Your Money Transfer Control Number [MTCN] is: 9993093353
Please use this number for any inquiries.

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mirna April 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

hola yo queria saber ¡en el caso de que yo tenga dinero a mi nombre en una cuenta de westem union en otro pais y me la deben transferir a mi aca en argentina me deben cobrar algo ellos o directamente me lo transfieren a mi cuenta?


RAJNEESH BHARDWAJ April 22, 2011 at 5:03 am

for last 1 week , I am getting mails from UNION MONEY TRANSFER BANKS that 650.00 US dollars is my winning amount , has been handed over to your banks to send me, they do not have my address, only e-mail id they are having , so i must process the transfer fee of 50 USD, then they will issue MTCN and I ‘ll get 150 USD………..and so on till 650.00 is completed.

please help me out, whether it is true or fraud. nwhat to do ??


sendmoney April 23, 2011 at 9:52 am


Don’t send money to someone you don’t know or whose identity you can’t verify.

It appears that the email you received is one kind of scam fraud). Sometimes victims will be asked to pay to receive the winning prize( Nigerian scam ) in quiz contest.

Western is very popular for this kind of scams. There is no way you can get your 50 USD once it is picked up.


Dee August 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm



BikerJackRomeGA July 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I list quite a few items mainly on craigslist and I get many trying to scam me.
They claim their sending a payment then they claim that their bank sent you their monthly paycheck by mistake and would you cash it and forward the balance to someone else. I go along with the scam to reverse sting them because they use to over night you a bogas check and that costs them about $35 bucks, the last one i’m in the middle of messing with only sent me a bogas check and it onlky cost them a postage stamp, so I’m playing stupid like I have done so and i have a bad connection and can’t give them the PIN numbeer from the western union wire transfer.
I enjoy messing with them simply because it helps drain their funds needed to scam the unwilling.
So the next time a scammer contacts you play along with them on their dime.


Dee August 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

i hope this MTCN number isnt anyones cuz i gave it to someone trying to scam me ;)


Keefer September 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I just did the same thing…..


alameer October 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

please tell me how can i get my money i have the MTCN but i do nt know how can use it


cindy January 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

someone send me monet from us .but he said it has only 9 dgits mtcn??is it possible??


K Rajamanickam February 22, 2012 at 9:02 am

I have received message to my e mail about the dispatch of money through western union money transfer giving MTCN senders Name and amount sent. As per my knowledge $2500 alone can send at a time where as at least to my knowledge I have received five times but all fake and fraud.I request that every one should follow clear instructions to avoid fraud and scampers and sending money for release of amount should be avoided.


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