Smart people fall for scams every day. It’s one of the reasons why Western Union commits significant resources to fighting fraud and helping consumers protect themselves from falling victim.
- New interactive and engaging content, including a Fraud Quiz that people can take to test their knowledge of fraud;
- More informative and educational content, including information about fraud types and money transfer “never-evers,” which are gentle reminders of things people should never do when sending money using a transfer service;
- Easy ways for people to follow our alerts and updates to stay informed; and
- Graphics and images to make the content easier to read, take in, and share.
If you sent a Western Union Money Transfer ® and believe you may be a victim of fraud, call our Fraud Hotline number at (800) 448-1492.Visit our online Consumer Protection Center for information on scams and how to protect yourself: www.westernunion.com/stopfraud. And test your knowledge of scams by taking our Fraud Quiz: www.westernunion.com/fraudquiz. Additional information on money wiring scams is available from the Federal Trade Commission at: www.ftc.gov > Consumer Protection > Money Matters > Scam Watch > Money Wiring Scams. About Western Union The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50473346&lang=en WU-F, WU-G