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.