Be informed. Be aware. Protect yourself from fraud.
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.
Test Your Knowledge of Money Transfer Scams
Test your knowledge of money transfer scams and learn how to protect yourself.
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.
Stopping Fraud Starts With You
Knowing what to look for is key in spotting the warning signs of a scam and then avoiding it. After all, you’re the first, last, and best line of defense against scammers. Read on and arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself.
Fraud Awareness brochures
Download brochures for tips and information about protecting yourself from fraud.
Fraudulent texts being sent to U.S. consumers
Consumers in the Southeast region of the U.S. are receiving smishing/phishing texts informing them that they have won a prize award from Western Union. The link in the text takes the consumer to a website where they are prompted to enter their personal identification information including driver’s license number. Please be advised that these are fraudulent texts and a fraudulent website. Please report receipt of a phishing/smishing text claiming you have won a prize award to your local law enforcement.
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
Forward suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org