Fraud Warning About Your Money Transfer

Keep your money safe. If any of the following applies, DO NOT send the money. It is a scam and someone is trying to steal your money. If you send money, it may be credited quickly and you may not be able to get a refund.

1. Never send money to a stranger. Know who you are dealing with. A wire transfer is like cash.

2. Never send money under the following circumstances

  • To make a charitable donation or to pay an Internet vendor for supplies during a pandemic, natural disaster, or other crisis.
  • Receive money (such as lottery winnings, other prizes, job offers, or loans)
  • To make a payment to a government tax agency or the police
  • To buy a car, puppy, other unique or expensive item, or to make a down payment on a home
  • Never send money without verifying the story. Contact the friend or family member you hear needs help first.

4. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

5. Never give your transaction reference number to anyone other than the person you want to receive the money. Salespeople and telemarketers cannot accept wire payments from people in the United States for anything they sell through telemarketing.

If you have lost money to a MoneyGram scam, contact MoneyGram at 900900383 or visit to file a fraud report.