Stop Fraud

The Western Union Consumer Protection Promise
Western Union is dedicated to fighting fraud and helping consumers protect themselves from falling victim to fraud. We work with authorities, consumer protection agencies and other organizations around the globe to educate consumers. We hope that together with you, we can make it much harder for criminals to commit fraud.


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 Quiz

Test your knowledge of money transfer scams and learn how to protect yourself.

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Fraud Types

Protect yourself—fraud comes in all shapes and sizes, so learn more about the tricks fraudsters use to lure in victims.

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Fraud Resources

Keep informed and stay protected. The more information you have, the better you can shield yourself against criminals. Report fraud, stay updated on the latest scams, and learn how to detect con artists with the resources offered through these websites.

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Knowledge Center

Stand guard—spot the warning signs of a scam before it’s too late, with tips, brochures, and other useful information.

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Fraud Awareness Videos

Consumer Fraud videos that describe the most common scam types and provide valuable tips to help from falling victim to fraud. 

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Fraud Warning

The Western Union Consumer Fraud Warning helps to protect consumers from falling victim to fraud by providing a list of common scams. The number to call to report to Western Union if you think you have been a victim of fraud is also included. 

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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

Forward suspicious emails to

File a fraud complaint

Report to authorities


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