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Be Resourceful, Get Educated and Stop Fraud

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 these additional resources.

 

Third-Party Resources

The BKA / The Bundeskriminalamt | visit site


Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | visit site


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) | visit site


European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) | visit site


States and Federal Government Police Crime Prevention / Polizeiliche Kriminalprävention der Länder und des Bundes | visit site


Federal Police / Bundeskriminalamt | visit site


Hessen State Police / Landeskriminalamt Hessen | visit site


Bavaria State Police / Landeskriminalamt Bayern | visit site


Consumer Protection / Verbraucherschutz.de | visit site


The Center for Consumer Protection in Europe | visit site

Fraud Warning

Protect yourself from fraud.

Only use Western Union to send money to friends and family. Never send money to someone you have not met in person.

Scammers sometimes encourage people to transfer money. Do not transfer money to anyone who asks you to send them money:

  • For an emergency situation you haven’t confirmed.
  • For an online purchase.
  • For anti‐virus protection.
  • For a deposit or payment on a rental property.
  • To claim lottery or prize winnings.
  • To pay taxes.
  • For a donation to charity.
  • For a mystery shopping assignment.
  • For a job opportunity.
  • For a credit card or loan fee.
  • To resolve an immigration matter.
  • To pay for something in response to a telemarketing call.

If you transfer money, the person you’re sending it to gets the money quickly. After the money is paid, Western Union may not be able to give you a refund, even if you are the victim of fraud, except under limited circumstances.

If you believe that you are the victim of fraud, call the Western Union Fraud Hotline at 0800 4044014.


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