"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams

Recipients of email messages (see below), which appear as if they came from Western Union/United Nation, claiming thousands or millions of dollars will be sent or remitted to them that have been approved by the on-going poverty alleviation program, is a scam or fakes sent by scammers. Scammers send out thousands of the same fake email messages to potential victims every month, in an attempt to trick them into sending them money, which the scammers claim the potential victims must do in order to receive the money that was promised to them. But, it doesn't matter how much money potential victims send, they will never receive the money they were promised, and the scammers will take the money that was sent by their victims and disappear, or continue to trick their victims into sending them more money. Therefore, persons who have received email messages claiming that thousands or millions of dollars will be sent to them via the Western Union/United Nation On-going Poverty Alleviation Program, should delete the messages and never follow the instructions in them.

Western Union United Nation (UN WU) Poverty Alleviation Program Scams

Remember, never send money to anyone who claims that you have won or have been approved for thousands or millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your prize or money. This is the first indication that scammers are attempting to scam or trick you into sending money.

The Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program Scams

Western Union United Nation UN/WU Poverty Alleviation Program

Western Union

Dear Beneficiary,


Your transaction of $1,500,000.00 USD has been approved by UN/WU in the on-going poverty alleviation program 2016, This amount is to be remitted to you in daily installments of $7,600.00 USD via Western Union. Do Send your details (Full Name, Address and Phone Number) to the pay-out department via email: wumt_access@my.com

OR call Tony Yung + for more information on your prize status.

Best Regards,

Western Union Malaysia.

From: "Western Union" - h_akrogiali@hol .gr
Reply-To: wumts@ qq.com

Tel. No.: +60162453284

Your transaction of $1,500,000.00 has been approved by UNITED NATIONS (UN) in the ongoing poverty alleviation program 2015, and Western Union have been instructed to start sending you 7,600.00 USD daily. Please Send your receiving details to Mrs Joan Aziz at

wumts@ qq.com to file for claims

SPECIAL NOTICE : All E-mail response should be sent to wumts@ qq.com for confirmation and payment approval or dial +601-6245-3284 for more information on this program.

Yours truly
Barnes Anna
For Western Union

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September 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: Algiers, Algeria

I got this:

"Attention: Western Union Beneficiary


We have receive your email, be advised it has been designated that the sum of $7,600.00 USD (Seven Thousand Six Hundred United States Dollars) be paid to you daily using Western Union Money Transfer service as approved by U.N, till we send you the total sum of $1,500,000.00 USD (One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

This Grant was promoted and sponsored by United Nations Trust Fund -UN, in conjunction with the European Council. These funds are not meant or given out to promote terrorism or any illegal acts, but geared towards eradicating poverty in Africa, Asia, America, Europe and the world at Large. We therefore encourage you to utilize the funds diligently in setting up projects that would enhance the social-economic development of your country and community. You were selected as a result of a random E-mail Balloting that was conducted online in which your E-mail was picked as one of the official beneficiary of this funds. No tickets were purchase or required to enter for this draw and this is not scam related or means of fraud but a legitimate program.


If you need to discuss this matter further, then kindly provide us with your valid telephone number and a Western Union representative will call you as regards to your activation, You may also decide to call me personally to discuss the above issue.

Yours truly,

Mrs. Jacqueline Mian



For: Western Union, Malaysia."


August 19, 2019 at 8:24 PM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

"Aldrin Niko Peralta <aperalta3@mail.sfsu.edu>

월 2019-08-19 오후 9:06

From: WU

Subject: WU Transaction

Original Messagecid: image001.jpg @01D517AB.3A92E6D0"

Here is another scam.


June 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: Pinole, California, United States

This information is very informative. Thank you for posting it.


May 9, 2019 at 5:22 AM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

I just forwarded the UN scam email I receive in the middle of the night. How can we stop receiving these scams-I have not responded to them but they still keep coming filling up my email in box. I have tried several methods that have been posted online to stop these to good.



May 6, 2019 at 5:11 AM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: Saint-Denis, Ile-de-France, France

The most strange is this srory os scam is the mail adresse "vendeta target" :


Like a human woman transactionn of q and q?

No slavery with the "win aire" control only human respect in France and in Vatican.

Mr thuillier


May 6, 2019 at 6:39 AM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams

No, it is not true, it is a scam.


April 13, 2019 at 11:30 PM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: Kabul, Afghanistan

I got this email. Please guide me and help me to determine if it is true?

"Dear beneficiary, this is Mrs Mary Banks from UNITED NATION/ECOWAS and I want to inform you that the first payment of your compensation fund has been sent today via WESTERN UNION for you to pick up your payment of $3000.00 USD. We will continue sending your money until your total amount of $2.8 million is completely send to you. So rush to any WESTERN UNION office now to pick up your first payment of $3000.00usd now, after that you can get back to me for your second transfer, I am waiting to hear from you as soon as you pick up your first payment, you can email our Head office at (109.wnew@gmail.com) or contact this number (203) 694 0779. Text only.

Here is the information to pick up your first payment track it now and go and pick up your first payment of $$3000.00 USD.


MTCN 4749708876

Text Question: A

Text Answer: B

Sender's First Name: Micheal

Sender's Last Name: Bolt"


April 13, 2019 at 11:33 PM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams

It is not true, it is a scam sent by thieves who are attempting to steal your money.


January 9, 2019 at 8:01 AM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

Just ignore and delete emails like this. Reporting them to ActionFraud is futile as all they will do is acknowledge the report but reject it beccause it is "not a police recorded crime".


November 26, 2018 at 9:15 AM by
"Western Union/United Nation (UN/WU) Poverty Alleviation Program" Scams
an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

Recv'd an email re: above. What a scam. I don't give personal information to anyone I don't know. Would you? There s/b a way to stop the SCAM.


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