In a world of where thieves are constantly looking to steal your money, MoneyGram.com has taken an initiative to help inform and protect their customers by putting out some helpful tips.
A few are listed here. To read more, go to their website
Be very suspicious if you receive the following:
- A check or money order sent to you, with instructions to cash the item at your bank, then send some of the funds to someone else through MoneyGram. If the check is counterfeit your bank will make you cover the loss. Be aware that counterfeit checks are very hard to identify.
- A telephone call telling you that you have won money or a prize and that you need to send money to pay for taxes, customs fees, etc.
- A response to your newspaper ad for a lost pet or lost personal items, as fraud perpetrators are known to use the classified ads to contact people and pretend they have found their lost item.
- A suggestion from a stranger to send money to a friend or relative as a show of “good faith” because legitimate business is not conducted this way. You will be told that, by sending the money in the name of a friend, they will not be able to collect the funds. That is not true. Con artists often use fake identification to pretend to be someone else.
- An email that appears to be from MoneyGram, no matter how real it looks. We are not an Internet escrow or shipment service and will NEVER send an email confirmation to inform a person that they have received a MoneyGram transfer for payment of an Internet purchase
- Instructions to mislead MoneyGram are a clear warning sign that something might be wrong. Con artists will be familiar with MoneyGram’s efforts to prevent fraud. If someone tells you to not share the details of your transaction with MoneyGram, then you should not continue with the transaction.