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.
Money transfer never-evers
Eight things you shouldn’t do when sending a money transfer.
Answers to common questions about fraud.
Learn more about what we do to help protect you from getting scammed.
Fraud awareness brochures
Download brochures for tips and information about protecting yourself from fraud.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org