»

Beware of "Western Union Ready To Pick Up" Text or Email Message Scams

 +
Beware of "Western Union Ready To Pick Up" Text or Email Message Scams

Would you share this article with others?

Western Union customers, be aware of text or email messages like the one below, which claim that you have received money that is ready for pickup. The messages are phishing scams that contain a link that goes to a phishing or fake Western Union website that steal Western Union account credentials and personal information.

Therefore, Western Union customers are advised to go directly to https://www.westernunion.com/ and check their money transfer status there instead. This will protect them against phishing scams.

Samples of the "Western Union Money Transfer Pickup" Phishing Scam

(WesternUnion-MTCN 7362829265 For $350.00 Ready To Pick Up. Follow : hxxp://ow.ly/2xvh30gJbK1 To Claim.)

(Western Union Money Transfer 2679902189 Ready To PickUp. Follow) hxxp://ow. ly/NHtT30b8eqT

Western Union customers who have already been tricked by the phishing text or email messages are asked to contact the Western Union immediately for help. Please go to https://www.westernunion.com/ and click on the "Contact Us" link for their contact information.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Also, report missing persons, scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

If you want to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search engine.

You can help maintain Online Threat Alerts by paying a service fee. Click here to make payment.

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews
(Total: 1)

To help protect your privacy, please do not post or remove, your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information, home address or other sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews.

The comments or reviews below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts.

  • February 5, 2019 at 1:42 PM by info

    Received text message as follows:

    "FRM;GO TO https://bit.ly/2WJtapF NOW MSG-951. You got 160 USD via WU. To pick up follow the link."

    remove

 Show More Comments (1)
Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review
Write your comment, question, answer, or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.
Your comment, question, answer, or review will be posted as an anonymous user because you are not signed in. Anonymous posts cannot be edited or deleted. Sign-in.

More on Online Threat Alerts:
Beware of "Western Union Ready To Pick Up" Text or Email Message Scams