Consumer Protection

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.

Test your knowledge of money transfer scams and learn how to protect yourself.

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Wire transfer never-evers

Eight things you shouldn’t do when wiring money.

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Questions answered

Our consumer protection team answers common questions about fraud.

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Be on guard

Learn more about what we do to help protect you from getting scammed.

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"Don't Fall Victim" brochures

Download brochures for tips and information about protecting yourself from fraud.

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Think you've been scammed?

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

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