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Of course, this raises a hundred red flags, but I was wondering, assuming:
- I don't have Western Union account, and would need to make one for this transfer
- He does not personally ask me for my personal details/I do not give them on his request. (This does not include, for example, a website he sets up for the transfer asking me for my details)
- He does not personally ask me to send any money back/I do not attempt to send it back on his request. (This does not include, for example, him sending me an official looking email posing as the bank, asking for me to pay mystery fees)
What are the ways this scam could still go wrong?
(I talk in first person hypothetically, this is happening to a friend of mine)
EDIT: This is a similar but different question to the duplicate proposed.
That question asks: If one is sent money as part of a scam, then asked to send it back, how would a scam play out?
I instead ask: If one is sent money as part of a scam, but is not asked for the money back (nor for any personal details) by the sender, how would a scam play out?
Albeit, this isn't reflected heavily in the answers.