Fraud Awareness


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Smart People Fall for Scams Every Day

Con artists use good people like you, and good money transfer companies like Western Union, to steal money. The best defense is awareness and education—so you can spot the warning signs. There’s a lot of information on this site to help you help yourself, help others, and help us. Together, we can fight fraud.


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Consumer Fraud Awareness Videos

Scammers are constantly changing their tactics. But understanding their techniques will help protect you against them. Watch these fraud videos that describe the most common scam types and provide valuable tips for the consumer to use to help protect themselves from falling victim.

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Money transfer never-evers

Eight things you shouldn’t do when sending a money transfer.

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Questions answered

Answers to common questions about fraud.

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Be aware

Learn more about what we do to help protect you from getting scammed.

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Fraud Awareness brochures

Download brochures for tips and information about protecting yourself from fraud.

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Current Fraud Alerts:

Fraud Alert: Immigration Scam Continues to Scam People Out of Their Money

Imagine receiving an unexpected call from someone claiming to be from the Department of Immigration Australia or the High Commission of India in Australia. The caller claims that the visa paperwork you have completed in India was incorrect and a case has been opened. The caller states that a letter from the Department of Immigration outlining this issue was sent to you, and you could be deported if the matter is not resolved. 

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Think you've been scammed?

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Report it. You can help us and, in the process, help others from getting scammed in the future.

Call our Fraud Hotline at
1800 023 324

Forward suspicious emails to spoof@westernunion.com

File a fraud complaint

Report to Authorities

 

Stay Informed

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