I tried this once so far and it worked: FirstGlobalMoney. The charge is $5.99 to your debit card, which is better than Western Union ($10 + $3.50 credit card cash advance fee). You have to wait a few days the first time for them to verify your information. After that, recipients should receive it in half an hour. You select from a list of pickup locations for the recipient (typically a grocery store or pawn shop with remittance services).

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