I'm trying to send money overseas to a friend in need who is overly concerned about their privacy and who had their wallet with ID stolen. The friend is a resident of the EU.
What options exist in sending money to someone with no official proof of their identity?
I'm aware that Western Union used to have the option to specify a secret question instead of the recipient's first and last name. That would have been the ideal option, but it seems to have been removed at some point? Perhaps there are other similar services providing such option? Or the ID is not really needed anyway?
At the risk of making the question less specific, I want to add that the friend also has a cell phone and a limited debit card that can accept funds, but has no IBAN associated with it, so services like Xoom do not seem to be an option.