7 Cheapest Ways to Receive, Send, and Transfer Money from Colombia

Here are the top nine options for affordable and user-friendly international money transfers. You can easily calculate shipping fees and the final amount after conversion prior to confirming the transfer. These services support over 40 currencies across more than 70 countries, including transactions with China!

To access the full list directly, click here.

While this topic may not appear directly relevant to travel, it can be incredibly valuable for individuals who are traveling or have loved ones residing overseas and require money transfers. Later on, I will explain how this article can be advantageous for travelers and immigrants.

(By the way, if you or someone you know is considering or interested in living abroad, do check out our page featuring 10 alternatives for living in foreign countries.)


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Here are some scenarios where you can use the services of some of the companies that will be mentioned below to send money to other countries:

  • You’re preparing for an overseas trip and want to save money on cash exchange (more details to follow). You’re studying in China or participating in an exchange program and require funds from your family in your home country.
  • Your family members are studying or working abroad and need your financial assistance, necessitating a money transfer to China.
  • You’re employed in China and need to send money to your family residing in your home country. Alternatively, you may need to transfer money to yourself as you’re currently living in China, but your funds are in your home country.
  • Your spouse is working overseas and needs to send funds back to you. You may also require sending or receiving money from international clients/suppliers.
  • You need to make an international payment (read the article’s end to learn how to avoid scams!). You’re traveling and have depleted your funds, and your family needs to send you money to continue your journey.
  • You’ve been the victim of theft while traveling and require your family’s assistance in sending money. You’re earning a salary in China and wish to transfer money back for investments in your home country. You possess international accounts and need to transfer funds to your home country.
  • You wish to make online money transfers abroad without physically visiting a bank branch.

Remember that the website options listed below are applicable to individuals from any country worldwide, including Portugal, the United States, Ireland, Argentina, Spain, and others. 

So let’s get started!


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Important note: Official/spot exchange rate vs. retail/tourist exchange rate

In this article, we will discuss the “official/commercial exchange rate” and the “tourist exchange rate”.

To put it simply, it’s better to exchange money using the official/commercial exchange rate or the closest rate to it, as it will result in less money lost during currency conversion. The official/commercial exchange rate is used in the financial market where large amounts of money are traded, similar to “wholesale” exchange rates.

Most of the companies recommended below use the official/commercial exchange rate or a rate very close to it. We will mention when they don’t.

In contrast, the tourist exchange rate is the rate used when exchanging money at airports, banks, exchange offices, etc. They use the tourist exchange rate because they have more costs and want to earn more from the transaction. This is the worst exchange rate available.

In short, always try to exchange currencies using the official/commercial exchange rate, and not the retail/tourist exchange rate. We will mention which rate each company uses below.


How to save money when sending money abroad while traveling?

As you may already know from reading our article on managing money and currency exchange while traveling, using your debit, credit or prepaid card abroad will result in a 6.38% IOF fee on the value of each transaction. This can add up to a significant amount of money!

The cheapest option would be to exchange money in your home country before traveling, buying dollars, euros or other currencies at commercial rates from banks or exchange offices, and using them while traveling. However, carrying large amounts of cash is not advisable, and the rates used by exchange brokers are usually the tourist rate and may not be very attractive, resulting in you losing money during the transaction.

A more economical alternative for travelers is to use one of the options below to send money to family and friends in countries they will be visiting on their trip. This way, when they arrive in that country, they can retrieve the money back in the local currency from acquaintances who received the money from their home country.

For instance, let’s say someone is in Brazil and plans to travel to China, where their brother is studying. They can use one of the nine companies below to send money to their brother’s checking account. Their brother can retrieve the money in Australian dollars and give it back once they arrive in China. This way, they don’t need to exchange money before leaving Brazil or right after arriving in China.

Now, let’s discuss the nine best and most affordable companies and websites for sending, receiving, and transferring money abroad. But first…


What’re the 3 ways you should NEVER send and receive money abroad?



A common misconception among people worldwide is that using a bank is a convenient and cost-effective way to send or receive money internationally. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Sending global transfers through banks is very costly! Banks utilize SWIFT code (or BIC) and IBAN for inbound and outbound global wire transfers…and they will take advantage of you!

Typically, they levy a percentage of the total transfer amount in addition to a fee that can be nearly equal to the transfer itself…and to make matters worse, the exchange rate they offer is poor! So, if you use a bank to send money to another country, you will most likely end up losing a substantial amount of money.

For example, if you employ an American bank to send money to a European bank, fees can easily accumulate to at least $45 for a single wire transfer (in addition to a poor exchange rate).

Xe (one of the companies I suggest below) provides a comprehensive comparison of their rates versus the rates of major banks for global wire transfers (previously known as HiFX, which was acquired).


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And this table gives you an idea of the fees charged by banks for incoming and outgoing international wire transfers…ouch!



#2) and #3) Western Union or MoneyGram

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These two well-known companies dominate the global money transfer market. However, their popularity can cause many individuals to overlook cheaper alternatives, leading to unnecessary expenses.

But why should you avoid Western Union and MoneyGram, even though they are widely used by others?

It’s because they:

  • Charge exorbitant fees, taking a significant percentage of the amount you’re sending (for example, MoneyGram charges almost 25% for a $100 transfer, which is a complete ripoff!)
  • Don’t offer online options for sending or receiving money, requiring you to visit their branch personally, and the recipient must do the same
  • Usually use the tourist exchange rate, which is disadvantageous

To summarize, here are the top 3 methods you should avoid when sending money internationally to China:

1) Banks

2) Western Union

3) MoneyGram

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Then what are the cheapest and most practical ways to do international money transfers?

In this section, I will share a list of recommended options that prioritize affordability and convenience through user-friendly mobile applications and web interfaces. However, I highly recommend that you explore all available alternatives to determine which option suits your specific needs in terms of cost-effectiveness.


    1. Wise (formerly Transferwise)Wise

Wise, formerly known as TransferWise, was founded by the team behind Skype, and is widely regarded as one of the most affordable and user-friendly options for international money transfers. Personally, it’s my favorite and the one I use most frequently.

To use Wise, all you need is a bank account in the currency of the country where you’re sending the money (note that the account doesn’t need to be in your name, making it a great option for sending money to family and friends).

Simply select the currency and amount you want to send (e.g. USD to EUR) and enter the amount you want to transfer (e.g. $1000 USD). Wise will show you the final amount the recipient will receive in euros, including all fees, taxes, and other costs.

It’s important to note that Wise uses the official exchange rate provided by Google for all currency conversions, which means it’s always the best possible rate, regardless of the currencies or transfer direction.

Next, fill out the required registration information and enter the recipient’s bank details (even if it’s your own foreign account). Wise will provide you with a bank transfer slip to pay the transfer amount, with no additional charges for issuing the slip. You can pay the slip at a bank, even if you don’t have an account there, or online through internet banking from home.

In some cases, depending on the country of origin, you may also be able to transfer funds to Wise via domestic transfer, debit card, or credit card (though using a credit card incurs an additional fee).

The funds will typically be deposited into the recipient’s account within 1-3 days.


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And notice that the currency exchange rate from Wise is pretty much the same as the official one given by Google!


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Pros of using Wise for international money transfers:

  • It’s the cheapest way to transfer money I’ve found– their fee is only around 0.35% of the total transfer value
  • They use the official exchange rate (which is much better than the “tourist” exchange rate)
  • It’s super practical – you can do everything online
  • It’s cheaper and easier than sending money internationally using banks
  • There isn’t a minimum transaction amount
  • You can use Wise to transfer money overseas for your Business and pay suppliers or employees
  • You can send money to more than 40 countries plus all the countries that use the Euro (19 in total) *
  • You can receive payments worldwide


By the way, if you want to send money to Spain, Portugal, Ireland, or other countries that use the Euro, the process is the same. All you need is to select Euro when you begin your transfer and then put the info of the bank account in the country receiving the money.


*Countries that use the Euro:

Germany, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican, Kosovo, Montenegro.


Cons of using Wise for international money transfers:

  • Until recently, it was not possible to send money if the person did not have a current account in the destination country of the transaction. But now, with Wise’s digital and physical cards, you can make payments directly from your account on the platform, but check availability in your region!

However, if in the country you are in this service is not yet available, an easy way to circumvent this problem is by using the checking account of someone you trust. Here in Sweden, for example, I helped a fellow Brazilian receive money here from his family in Brazil. They transferred the money to my Swedish bank account, I withdrew the money from the ATM and gave it to him.


Personal experience with Wise:

I’ve used Wise to send money from the United States to Brazil (which can be done with a credit card!), from the United States to Sweden, from Australia to Sweden, from Australia to Sweden, and from Sweden to the United States. It’s always worked smoothly for me! So, I’d definitely recommend it.


If you want to see, here’s a video explaining how Wise works:




    2. Xe

Xe is a popular platform that provides international money transfer services. Like Wise and CurrencyFair, Xe is a trustworthy option for sending and receiving money across borders.

Furthermore, Xe is one of the largest websites globally for checking exchange rates between any two currencies, including their historical values. This feature is incredibly helpful in determining whether a particular currency is increasing or decreasing in value against another.

To determine transfer fees, you need to register for a free account with Xe in advance.

It is essential to keep in mind that Xe does not offer money transfer services to certain countries. Nonetheless, it is an excellent choice for individuals of other nationalities who wish to send or receive money from various countries worldwide.



PROS of using Xe for international money transfers:

  • Xe does not have a minimum or maximum limit for the transfer value.
  • They charge a relatively low fee to send and receive money from abroad (for example: for transfers up to 500 USD a fee of 3 USD is charged)
  • They don’t charge any fees to send or exchange abroad
  • They use a rate close to the official rate
  • It’s super practical – you can do everything online
  • You can send money to more than 26 countries plus all the countries that use the Euro

You can see which currencies they work with on their homepage here.

And you can easily sign up on Xe for free to check how much you’d save on a transfer.


Cons of using Xe to transfer money:

  • They don’t with all currencies
  • You must open an account before getting a quote for the cost of your transfer…..but it’s free to open an account and super fast
  • Sometimes it costs more to transfer with Xe than with Wise or CurrencyFair because their rates aren’t always as good (you’ll have to compare for your individual transaction to see what is best)


My personal experience with Xe: 

Honestly, I’ve never used Xe. But I have a friend who tried using it to send money from the United States to Sweden and she said everything worked just fine and the cost was pretty good. Plus, I use them all the time to check currency exchange rates when I’m traveling overseas. 



   3. WorldRemitworld-remit

WorldRemit is a company authorized and regulated by the National Bank of Belgium, with its headquarters situated in Brussels. Its services are accessible in over 150 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, and several European nations.

The company offers support for over 90 currencies and provides mobile top-up services in more than 110 destinations. It charges minimal exchange and service fees, and the first international money transfer is free of charge.


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Pros of using WorldRemit for international money transfers:

  • Low fees and first free transfer
  • Services available in several countries
  • Cell phone recharge option


Cons of using WorldRemit for international transfers:

  • No website in Portuguese


Personal experience with WorldRemit: WorldRemit really does work at low rates, so it’s worth making a quote through this site and comparing it to others on the list. Also, your first download is completely free!



   4. Remitlyremitly logo

Remitly is a renowned player in the global money transfer market. While it originally served only the United States, it has now extended its services to many other countries across the world.

One of the exceptional features of Remitly is its capability to transfer money remotely. This means users can send money to a different country and have it delivered in cash to the recipient’s desired location using Remitly’s delivery service.

In addition to the delivery service, Remitly also provides online transfers to both traditional and digital bank accounts.


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Pros of using Remitly for international money transfers:

  • Remittance option delivered in cash to the desired address;
  • Simple and super practical interface;
  • Transfer option for digital accounts.


Cons of using Remitly for international transfers:

  • The site is not available in Portuguese;
  • Compared to other companies on the list, it does not work with a large number of countries.


Personal experience with Remitly:

I’ve never used Remitly, but user feedback is pretty positive. This is really a great option if you need to send money to someone who is not comfortable with technology or if you need cash on hand for a trip, for example.



    5. CurrencyFairinternational transfers 0

The procedure for transferring money on CurrencyFair is quite similar to that of Wise.

Nonetheless, the platform’s currency coverage is limited and it does not support certain currencies, such as the Brazilian real, which is its primary disadvantage.


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Pros of using CurrencyFair for international money transfers:

  • It’s a super cheap way to send and receive money from other countries – they only charge around 0.35% of the total value, like Wise does
  • They use the official exchange rate (which is much better than the “tourist” rates banks use)
  • It’s super practical – you can do everything online
  • You can send funds to more than 18 countries, including those that use the Euro
  • As with Wise, you can use CurrencyFair for your Business to pay suppliers or employees
  • It’s cheaper and faster than doing international transfers with a bank
  • There isn’t a minimum transaction amount
  • Now they are also working with Indian Rupee (INR)


Cons of transferring money with CurrencyFair:

  • It only works with about half the number of currencies Wise does


Personal experience with CurrencyFair:

I’ve also used CurrencyFair to send money from the United States to Sweden, and it worked just as well as Wise did.

Here’s a quick video on how to sign up for free:



And how to do a transfer with CurrencyFair:




   6. InstaremSeguro Instarem

Instarem is a fintech company that specializes in global currency exchange and money transfer services. Established in 2014 in Singapore, the firm now operates in over 25 countries worldwide and leverages advanced technology to provide efficient, convenient, and cost-effective financial services to its clients.

Instarem’s rates are highly competitive and transparently displayed for customers. Additionally, the company has a rewards program that enables you to earn points when you make fast and hassle-free money transfers from any location.

In the domain of travel insurance, Instarem provides a comprehensive range of products that include coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, lost baggage, and other unforeseen incidents. Its insurance solutions are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client and can be easily purchased through the mobile app or website. Furthermore, Instarem collaborates with top insurance providers to ensure that its customers receive the most optimal coverage.

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Pros of using Instarem for international money transfers:

  • The company is present in more than 25 countries, which allows it to serve a wide variety of customers around the world. In addition, the company’s geographic expansion has been constant and promising.
  • Great Value: Low fees. Great exchange rates. nothing hidden
  • Secure and reliable: Industry-leading technology moving $4 billion annually
  • Rewards: Send money and earn points to enjoy even greater value
  • Save time: skip the lines and send money quickly
  • Anytime, Anywhere: Send money anywhere with our app


Cons of transferring money with Instarem:

  • Transfer Fees and Limitations: Like any financial services company, Instarem charges money transfer fees and sets limits on transactions. This can make the company’s services less accessible to customers with lower purchasing power or who need to send large amounts of money.


Personal experience with Instarem:

Although I have never used Instarem, user feedback is generally very positive. This can be an excellent choice if you need to send someone money!



   7. RiaSeguro Ria

Ria is a leading international money transfer company that has been offering its services to people worldwide since it was founded in 1987. The company is headquartered in the United States and has been expanding its global presence ever since.

Ria’s services include wire transfers, bank deposits, and bill payments, and it has a vast network of more than 436,000 agent locations in over 160 countries worldwide.

The company aims to provide safe, easy, and affordable solutions to individuals and families who need to transfer money to their loved ones across the globe.


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Pros of using Ria for international money transfers:

  • Ria has a global presence with over 436,000 agent locations worldwide, which makes sending and receiving money more convenient for its customers;
  • Ria offers a wide range of payment options, including wire transfers, bank deposits and bill payments.


Cons of using Ria for international transfers:

  • Ria imposes daily and monthly limits on the amount a customer can transfer, which can be an inconvenience for those who need to send large amounts of money;
  • Ria may charge additional fees, depending on the destination country and the payment method selected by the customer;
  • Ria may require customers to go through an identity verification process, which can be time consuming and inconvenient.


Personal experience with Ria:

Although I don’t have personal experience with Ria, user feedback is often highly positive. This can be an excellent option if you need to send someone money.



Bonus: Online International Money Transfer Companies


   Bonus 1. TransferGoBest ways to transfer money from Europe to Brazil

TransferGo is a renowned European company that specializes in international money transfer services for European residents and tourists who want to transfer money abroad.

Their services are available in over 60 countries worldwide, but currently, sending money to Brazil is only possible for customers with European bank accounts. Nevertheless, they offer a range of transfer options and competitive rates for their customers.

TransferGo provides flexibility by allowing customers to transfer money directly from a bank account, debit card, or credit card. Customers can choose between fast transfers, which can be processed in as little as 30 minutes, or low-fee economy transfers, which may take up to three days to complete.

The transfer process is simple and user-friendly, making TransferGo a convenient and stress-free option for international money transfers.

When making transfers with TransferGo, you can use this code or coupon: HMSESq


Best ways to transfer money from Europe to Brazil


Pros of using TransferGo for international money transfers:

  • There are no daily limits for transfers on TransferGo
  • They work with fast transfer options (for a fee of £2.99)
  • They allow transfers directly from your bank account, debit card or credit card to foreign accounts
  • They have a simple and practical interface to receive money from abroad


Cons of using TransferGo for international transfers:

  • Each transfer may not exceed the $30,000.00 limit
  • It is not possible to transfer money from the USA, Canada, among other countries to Brazil


Personal experience with TransferGo:

If you are looking for a company to transfer money from Europe to the rest of the world, this is a great option. In my experience, the whole process is done very simply and cheaply.



   Bonus 2. OFX OFX Logo

OFX is a financial institution that specializes in international money transfers for both individuals and businesses. Established in 1988 in Australia, it has expanded to numerous countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. OFX provides its customers with competitive exchange rates and low transfer fees, as well as customized services that cater to their unique requirements.

The company’s main objective is to provide secure, fast, and cost-effective money transfer services, coupled with 24/7 customer support. OFX offers various transfer options, such as wire transfers, recurring transfers, and bill payments, to cater to the diverse needs of its customers.

OFX is an ideal choice for people who need to transfer large sums of money overseas, such as expats, international students, and businesses engaged in global trade. The company has a solid reputation for delivering exceptional customer service and satisfaction, making it a trusted and reputable player in the international money transfer industry.


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   Bonus 3. PayPal

Paypal is a widely used platform for online payments and transactions with other parties. If you have ever shopped on eBay, you have probably used Paypal to make a payment.

Paypal can also be used for international money transfers, although one limitation is that you cannot withdraw funds without a linked US bank account.


One alternative is to use the funds in your Paypal account to make purchases at online retailers that accept Paypal as a form of payment, such as eBay. Additionally, you can transfer your Paypal balance to another individual.


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Pros of using Paypal for international transfers:

  • It’s a very easy and practical way to send/receive money between almost any two people in the world
  • It’s very popular
  • You can use it to send/receive payments from overseas from any person that also has Paypal (since you only need an email to open an account)
  • It’s super practical – you can do everything online.
  • Works for people from all over the world (although you can only withdraw the money if you have a U.S. bank account)
  • There’s no minimum transaction


Cons of using Paypal for international transfers:

  • You can’t take money out of your Paypal wallet (if someone sends it to you) unless you have a bank account in the United States (otherwise, you’ll have to leave it in your Paypal account and can only use the money to buy things on websites that accept Paypal, like eBay)
  • They charge a 3% fee on some transfers
  • They don’t use the official exchange rate (they use the retail/tourist rate instead), so you’ll lose some money when you exchange from one currency to the other


Personal experience with Paypal:

I use Paypal directly to buy things on eBay and to receive payments from a few companies that only pay with Paypal. But I don’t use it for international transfers because I think the exchange rate is bad and the options above are better, so it’s up to you.




How to do international transfers using digital currency

Digital currencies, like Bitcoin, have recently emerged as a new addition to the global financial landscape. However, their popularity is growing rapidly.

A major benefit of cryptocurrencies is their cost-effectiveness for international money transfers compared to conventional methods. Additionally, transactions can be processed in just a few minutes, regardless of where the recipient is located.


  • Coinbase (for getting digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin)receive money from abroad 1

I suggest considering Coinbase as a viable option for international money transfers using digital currencies like Bitcoin. As the largest cryptocurrency exchange globally, Coinbase is a reputable platform.

To get started, you’ll need to create a free account on Coinbase and provide your personal information. You can then transfer funds from your bank account to your digital wallet and buy the digital currency of your choice. Coinbase offers three options: Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin.

Once you have acquired your preferred cryptocurrency, you can send it to anyone globally with a digital wallet by entering their wallet address and initiating the transfer from your own digital wallet.

When the recipient receives the cryptocurrency, they can exchange it for their local currency, such as Reais, Euros, or Dollars, and transfer the funds to their bank account using the Coinbase platform.

Coinbase’s easy-to-use interface and simple process make it a convenient choice for international money transfers. Additionally, if you’re interested in investing in digital currencies, Coinbase is a reliable option because of its reputation and size.


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How to invest in Bitcoins or other digital currencies

In case you decide to retain the digital currencies you bought, you can wait for their value to rise in the future and sell them at a potentially higher price. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to keep in mind that there is no assurance that the currency will appreciate, and in reality, it might even decline in value.

So be careful with investing in digital currencies! Don’t use money that you’ll need in short or midterm!


Pros of using cryptocurrency for international transfers through Coinbase:

  • It’s a cheap way to send money between almost any two countries in the world
  • It’s getting more and more popular
  • You can use your bank account, debit card, or credit card to do the deposit into your digital wallet in Coinbase
  • You can use it to receive payments from overseas from any person that has their own digital wallet (your digital wallet can be through Coinbase or any other platform that works with cryptocurrency)
  • It’s very easy – you can do everything online
  • There’s no minimum transaction


Cons of using cryptocurrency for international transfers through Coinbase:

  • The value of the digital currencies still varies a lot (AKA: it’s highly volatile), so it’s possible that the amount you send may already be worth more or less by the time it arrives at the destination
  • You have a pay a fee of a small percentage of the total value you deposit in Coinbase. If you use a credit card, this fee can be up to 3%
  • It can take a few days for the purchase of Bitcoin to be finalized. With Ethereum and Litecoin, the buy and sell confirmation is faster
  • It’s a new market and many people still don’t know how it works


Personal experience with Coinbase:

On a previous occasion, I opted to use digital currencies to pay for an online purchase, as it was more cost-effective compared to using credit cards. I chose to utilize Coinbase to purchase a small amount of Bitcoins and transferred them to the online store. The process was straightforward and the transaction went smoothly.


Summing up…

The 7 cheapest ways to receive, send, and transfer money abroad:

  1. Wise
  2. Xe
  3. World Remit
  4. Remitly
  5. Currency Fair
  6. Instarem
  7. Ria
  8. TransferGo
  9. OFX
  10. Paypal
  11. Coinbase


In Brief….  

Similar to any major financial decision, it is crucial to do your research and compare different choices when sending or receiving money globally. Comparing exchange rates, transfer fees, and other factors can have a significant impact on the amount of money you send or receive.

A helpful strategy to simplify the process is to select a specific amount, like $500 USD, and test each option mentioned above to determine which one gives the most value in terms of the amount received. While it may require additional effort, it can ultimately save you money and help you find the best possible deal.


Protect yourself against fraud and common scams with international money transfers!!

Use only the companies listed above to transfer money to trusted individuals or reputable companies with positive feedback. Do not transfer money to anyone you don’t know personally. Additionally, be cautious if a family member or friend sends you an urgent message requesting money but you are unable to contact them through phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or other reliable means.


By paying attention to strange signs like the ones below, you can tell if you’re being the victim of a scam or not….and then avoid it if you are. Think very carefully before making a transfer. If you’re not sure, don’t take the risk!

Don’t send/transfer money to people or companies:

  • If you or your family/close friends don’t know them personally
  • For a deposit to buy a property or a rent payment. Take note of this one because it is one of the most common scams for people that live abroad!  ONLY send them if you are personally in the city where you are renting and you have personally visited the property & met with the agent/landlord of the place that’s to be rented or purchased. Seriously, this scam is a lot more common than you think….and a lot of people who move abroad get screwed by it!
  • To buy something online. You shouldn’t have to use an international transfer for this, better to use a credit card or Paypal (which have payment protections)
  • From a place claiming to protect you from a virus that doesn’t accept credit cards (since all trusted antivirus companies should)
  • For an emergency situation that hasn’t been confirmed by a friend or family member
  • To “redeem” lottery winnings or prizes….another super common scam!
  • To make charitable donations. Ask for another way to contribute…be wary of any charity asking for international money transfers
  • To start working as a mystery shopper. You should never have to pay for this, it’s free!
  •   To get a job….this is always a scam! Don’t pay a company to start working with them!
  • For a credit card fee or loan. These fees are ALWAYS paid via your credit card and not through international money transfers

Use only the companies listed above to transfer money to trusted individuals or reputable companies with positive feedback. Do not transfer money to anyone you don’t know personally. Additionally, be cautious if a family member or friend sends you an urgent message requesting money but you are unable to contact them through phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or other reliable means.



As we wrap up this conversation, I hope that the information I have provided will be helpful in facilitating secure and affordable international money transfers to China.

If you have any further inquiries or require additional clarification, please don’t hesitate to leave your question in the comment section below. I’ll be glad to answer them as soon as possible.

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