Fraud Awareness


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.

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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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Fraud Alerts

Is it true love or a scam?

After all these years the perfect match has finally come along, all it took was a couple of emails and clicks of the mouse. Now you just need to send $300 for a plane ticket to finally meet. It sounds like a classic love story, but really it’s just a classic scam! Fraudsters take advantage of those looking for love and steal their cash. Watch our Romance scam video to learn more. 

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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
0800 026 0309

Forward suspicious emails to

File a fraud complaint

Report to Authorities


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