Consumer Fraud Warning


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Protect yourself from fraud

Only use Western Union for sending money to friends and family. 

Do not proceed with your money transfer if you have been asked to send money:

•  To an individual you have not met in person.

•  For an unconfirmed emergency situation.

•  For a purchase made online.

•  For anti-virus protection.

•  For a rental property deposit or payment.

•  To claim lottery or prize winnings.

•  To pay taxes.

•  For a charity donation.

•  For a mystery shopping assignment.

•  For an employment opportunity.

•  For a credit card or loan fee.

•  To resolve an immigration matter.

•  As payment for goods or services in response to a telemarketing sales call.

Money transfers can be paid to the receiver quickly. After the money is paid, Western Union generally cannot provide a refund -- even if you are the victim of a scam.

If you believe that you are the victim of fraud, call the Western Union Fraud Hotline at 1-800-448-1492.

Think you've been scammed?

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Report it. You can help us and, in the process, help others from getting scammed in the future.

Call our Fraud Hotline at
800-448-1492

Forward suspicious emails to spoof@westernunion.com

Report to Authorities

 

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