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.
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.
Money transfer never-evers
Eight things you shouldn’t do when sending a money transfer.
Answers to common questions about fraud.
Learn more about what we do to help protect you from getting scammed.
Fraud Awareness brochures
Download brochures for tips and information about protecting yourself from fraud.
Looking to sell your car or motor bike or caravan online?
Watch out – scammers look to contact online sellers to get them to part with their money. Remember your selling the item so you should never pay for anything, the buyer should pay you. Don’t fall for the overpayment scam.
Think you've been scammed?
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 email@example.com