Tips to Protect Yourself From Fraud

Western Union understands that you work hard for your money and you want a ‎reliable company to send your money. That’s why we’re working to help you protect ‎yourself from fraud. Below are a few tips to reduce your chance of becoming a ‎victim.‎

  • Only send money to people you personally know and trust.
  • If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Never send money to pay for taxes or fees on lottery or prize winnings.
  • Never provide your banking information to unknown individuals or businesses‎.
  • Never send money in advance to obtain a loan or credit card.
  • Verify every emergency situation before sending money.‎
  • Never send funds from a check in your account until it officially clears which can ‎take weeks.
  • Remember it is illegal to send money for any gambling or other activities prohibited by law.
If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud please call us at 1-800-448-1492‎.


Fraud Hotline

If you believe you may be a victim of fraud, call the Western Union Fraud Hotline number at:


Forward any suspicious
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