Most common frauds

Never wire money to someone you don't know. Never.

Almost all wire fraud starts with contact from a stranger. Protect yourself from wire transfer fraud.

Move your cursor over the photos below to learn more about the most common frauds.

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Where to get help if you get scammed

If you are a victim of money transfer fraud, report the incident immediately to your local police. If you used MoneyGram to wire money as a result of a scam, please call MoneyGram at 1-800-MONEYGRAM.


Fraud Prevention Tip Sheet

Many fraudsters use the phone to try to trick and cheat consumers. Help your older relatives by printing this helpful Fraud Prevention Tip Sheet that they can keep by their phones for handy reference.