The bad news: scammers prefer money transfers
According to the FDIC, “Using a bank or a money transfer company to "wire" funds electronically is an easy and convenient way to send cash to someone. And when consumers wire money to people they know, the transaction typically takes place without a problem. But wiring money to strangers - in the U.S. but especially in another country - is risky because often they could be scam artists.”
No matter which company you choose to send your money, you could be vulnerable to con artists, if you send money to someone you’ve never met. Once the money is overseas, it can be very difficult to get a foreign government involved with your claim.
There’s typically no way that you can reverse a transaction once it’s been processed. That’s why scammers often prefer money transfers, because the money moves fast, and once it’s gone the chances of recovering it are slim.