Western Union customers, if you have received text or email messages claiming that you have received money that is ready for pickup, please do not click on the link in the messages. This is because the messages (see sample below) may be 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
(Western Union Money Transfer 2679902189 Ready To PickUp. Follow) hxxp://ow. ly/NHtT30b8eqT
(www.WesternUnion.com - Money Arrived. Claim Your $134.00 Moey Transfer # 53534655 @) hxxp://ow.ly/CsfP30g5T3x
Money Tranfer | WU United States - Use Western Union to send money online or in person to friends and family around the wold to more than 200 countries and terrioties from the United States.
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.