"Western Union Account Temporarily Suspended" Text or Email Message Scams
Western Union customers, be aware of text or email messages like the one below, which claim that your accounts have been temporarily suspended. 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.
The "Western Union Account Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam
WESTERNUNION FreeMsg ID#ERWIhi# Your account is temporarily suspended! Please update your profile: hxxp://www.westernunionmobiles.ml/wlVQ/1ctbE.mob
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.
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