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

A common scam occuring in Ireland is the "antivirus scam'. Fraudsters are calling victims and introducing themselves as Microsoft employees and requiring a money to be sent by money transfer for detecting and eliminating a virus on the victim's machine. 

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 812 333 

Forward suspicious emails to

File a fraud complaint

Report to Authorities


Stay Informed

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