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Offline Leonie

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Kitesender anyone?
« on: March 02, 2013, 01:42:14 PM »
Still struggling with Western Union so am wondering whether I can use Kitesender to put some money on the books of my friend? Has anyone used them before? Is this allowed in Illinois?

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Re: Kitesender anyone?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 01:51:02 PM »
Still struggling with Western Union so am wondering whether I can use Kitesender to put some money on the books of my friend? Has anyone used them before? Is this allowed in Illinois?

These are what is allowed to send money  in IDOC:


Inmates may receive money via JPAY, Western Union or money order.

Electronic Payments: Funds up to $5,000 may be sent to inmates via the following methods.

    JPAY at www.jpay.com
    Money Gram locations using the Blue Money Gram Express Payment Form -  receiving code is 7364
    Western Union at www.westernunion.com or at locations using the Quick Collect Form – code city and state are ILDOC  IL

For all electronic transfer of funds, the inmate IDOC number and incarcerated last name must be used. Funds sent via JPAY and Western Union are anticipated to be applied to the inmate's account within 24-48 business hours.  Funds sent via Money Gram are anticipated to be applied to the inmate's account within 72 to 96 business hours.  Funds sent during an inmate transfer between facilities may take longer than 24 – 96 business hours.

Money Orders: Inmates may receive money orders not to exceed $200. The money orders must be completed with the inmate name, IDOC inmate number, sender’s name and address. The department reserves the right to withhold the money from the inmate until the money order clears the bank. The money orders should be mailed to the inmate’s current correctional facility.
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Offline Leonie

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Re: Kitesender anyone?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 02:54:20 PM »
Thank you - I have read that information on the DOC site - I checked on Kitesender and apparently they send in money orders with the names of the people who use their site. So I suppose it would be allowed?

Offline mikaelarose

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Re: Kitesender anyone?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 03:22:41 PM »
I also have trouble sending money through Western Union on line because they say my visa card is a international card which they don't except. I use Jaypay no problems except I just found out you can only send money every 72 hours. I sent my son a small amount until I got paid and had to wait 72 hours

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Re: Kitesender anyone?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 08:35:32 PM »
Thank you - I have read that information on the DOC site - I checked on Kitesender and apparently they send in money orders with the names of the people who use their site. So I suppose it would be allowed?

I've had money orders returned (from Menard) if they weren't from the Post Office.  I'm told that the reason is because those are the only money orders that can't be forged. I don't think I'd take the chance on this Kitesender site.

Offline Leonie

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Re: Kitesender anyone?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 12:54:10 AM »
This used to be so simple with J-Pay. I really can't understand why Visa blocked them in my country but apparently their site is not secure enough. And with Western Union I seem unable to find all the information they ask over here. So not funny. Anyway, thanks for the info.