How To Track Western Union Money Transfer {Full Guide}

Are you wondering how to track your western union money transfer with or without MTCN? If mistakenly, you misplaced or you can’t retrieve your money transfer control number (MTCN) which is a 10 digit code that is being assigned to every single money transfer you purchase, worry not because this article got you covered, your hard earned money has not disappear, so there’s nothing to worry about.

Western Union Money Transfer, who are they?

Western Union company is an American worldwide financial services and communications company, located in meridian, colorado, USA. It has been in the financial hub for more than 165 years with the sole aim of helping people to send and receive funds (money) all over the globe, pay bills,track your transfers online and many other things. They boast of being the most reliable and trusted medium to send and receive money worldwide at a faster rate.


There are many people who have been scammed after sending money to a scammer through Western Union.
So this is a strict warning from Western Union

. Western Union money transfer service is a great way to send money to people you know and trust

. Never send money to a stranger using a money transfer service

. Don’t use money transfer service to pay for things like online auction purchases

. Never send money to pay for taxes or fees on foreign lottery winnings

. Never send a money transfer in the name of a friend or relative in order to delay payment of the transaction to someone you have not met personally

. Never send a money transfer in the name of a friend or relative with the intention of changing the name to someone you have not met personally

. If you think you are a victim of fraud please call 1-800-448-1492 for your assistance.

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How to track western union money Transfer in Nigeria

1. With MTCN

Using the Western Union service to initiate a transfer, a receipt with a tracking number or money transfer control code (MTCN) with a 10 digit reference code will be given to you.

To track your Western Union money transfer using your MTCN, quickly follow this step by step guide

1. Login to their official site at with your internet connected devices.

Go to “track a transfer” and a tab with where you have to track a transfer with your tracking number (MTCN) will open

2. Type in your transfer code (MTCN) and click on “track a transfer or continue”. Now get ready to receive the whole information about your money transfer.

2. Without MTCN

Follow these steps by step guide to track Western Union money without your MTCN number

1. Click Here to take you to Western Union money transfer official site and click on “don’t know the MTCN” tab

2. A new tab with two different options will open where you need to either select a track with phone number or tracking with a name

3: choose “transfer with a phone number” and type in your sender’s phone number, receivers country, amount sent and received and click on “continue”. 

4: immediately you correctly filled in the correct information provided and click on continue, the details of your transactions or payment will appear on your screen.

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3. Western Union Tracking by name

For this methods, choose “sender and receiver name” and fill in the sender’s first and last name, receivers first and last name, receivers country and amount sent/received and type in “continue”

The details of your transactions or payment will appear.

To obtain better results with both of the aforementioned options, ensure that you enter the date of the transfer in the indicated spaces at the bottom of the “track a transfer page”. And if the option is unavailable for you, click on the + sign close to the add transfer date option provided.

You can also track bill payment with Western Union by clicking on the “bill payment” tab on the “track a transfer” page. 

Fill in the sender’s country, phone number and amount to track the payment.

You will also be asked to provide the transfer data for good results.

How to detect if a western union money order was cashed

In order to track your money successfully, you need to follow this step by step guide by

1: Call the Western Union automated help line or simply known as customer care on 1-800-999-9660

2: Pay attention to the automated menu prompts and select the option to check the status of a money order

3: Enter the 11-digit number on your money order when the need arrives. The number is located in the upper right corner of the Western Union money order record stub or above the barcode

4: Once you’ve successfully entered your 11 digit number, you will receive the date the money order was cashed.

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How to download the Western Union Money app in Nigeria

With an internet connected device, log on to Scroll down to a box were you will see “download our app” under via WU app and click on the box to download.


Hope in this article, you were able to learn how easy it is to track Western Union money transfer either with or without your MTCN number. So without fear, go on and transfer the money you have really wanted to, thanks and God bless. If you have a question please feel free to hit the comment button

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