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

Western Union Ready To Pick Up Text or Email Message Scams

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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 information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • 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."

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