HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Western Union Blocks Cash Transfers To Recipients With Arab Names...

Money transfer agencies have delayed or blocked thousands of cash deliveries on suspicion of terrorist connections simply because senders or recipients have names like Mohammed or Ahmed, company officials said.

In one example, an Indian driver here said Western Union prevented him from sending $120 to a friend at home last month because the recipient's name was Mohammed.

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