Is Western Union safe?

Send money with confidence.

Your money is important to you. It makes sense to wonder whether the service you’re using to send money to loved ones uses the necessary precautions to safeguard your financial information.

Western Union takes safety seriously. As one of the most reliable and oldest financial services and communications companies in the world, we provide a wide variety of money transfer options to more than 200 countries. For over 160 years, we’ve taken great pride in facilitating the reliable and effective movement of money worldwide.

Western Union uses policies and procedures like photo identification and tracking number (MTCN) verification to help make sure money's sent to the right person.

It should also be noted that Western Union also educates our agents and customers on how to protect themselves from fraud and scams. For more information about fraud, please visit our Consumer Protection Center.