How to Delete Your Western Union Account

By Remitbee - May 31, 2022

For over 170 years, before PayPal and Venmo were a thing, the Western Union provided money transfer and currency exchange services online and in-person in more than 200 countries and territories. There are numerous local and international money remittance service providers in the world. While the Western Union is one of the oldest, better ones out there provide faster and cheaper money transfer services.

If you want to delete your Western Union account due to email spamming, you may mark their emails as spam or unsubscribe from their newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe button found at the bottom of their email. Otherwise, if you’ve found a better money remittance and currency exchange service provider and are not sending or exchanging money via Western Union anymore, deleting your Western Union Account is a good way to protect your personal and financial information in cases of identity theft and data leaks.

When you allow your inactive accounts to lie dormant for an extended period, hackers can target those to steal the information you provided to Western Union, including your name, email, mailing address, phone number, bank, debit and credit card details, and photo identification. You don’t want that to happen, do you? In this article, you will learn the simple steps to delete your Western Union Account if you don’t need to use it anymore.

Ways to Delete a Western Union Account

There are different ways you can permanently delete your Western Union account:

Contact Customer Care

The first way you can delete a Western Union account is by contacting a Western Union Customer Care representative at 1-800-325-6000. TTY users can also call 1-800-877-8973 to connect through the National Relay Service.

By Email

Another option is sending Western Union an email. In it, make sure to include:

  • Your name as it appears on your Western Union profile
  • Your registered phone number
  • You’re My WU℠, if applicable
  • The reason why you will delete your Western Union profile

Expect that they may reach you via phone or email for more information to complete your request.

By Mail

You can also send your request to delete your Western Union account by sending mail to:

  • Western Union Customer Care
  • 950 W. Mission Road, Suite 120
  • San Diego, CA 92101-1624

    It is recommended that you include a photocopy of your passport or other identification in your mail.

The Hassles of Closing a Western Union Account

Many customers of Western Union are frustrated when it comes to deleting their Western Union accounts. They don’t provide any link on their website or clear instructions on deleting the account except for contacting their Customer Care. There are also reports from previous customers that their accounts are deactivated instead of being permanently deleted.

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