Protection and Fraud

Sending money to someone you don't know puts you at risk for consumer fraud. Because we care about consumers, Western Union urges you to protect yourself from fraud by considering the following:

  • Never send money to a stranger using a money transfer service.
  • Beware of deals or opportunities that seem too good to be true.
  • Don't use money transfer services to pay for things like online auction purchases.
  • Never send money to pay for taxes or fees on foreign lottery winnings.

If you think you've been a victim of fraud, contact us at: 1.866.430.5386 (North America) +1.732.694.2257 (elsewhere)