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MoneyGram Or Western Union Tried To Warn You!

How Many Of You Paid Attention To The Statements On MoneyGram Or Western Union?

For your protection…

MoneyGram is working to protect you and your family from fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim..


Valued MoneyGram Customer STOP!


Answer the questions below to help KEEP YOUR MONEY SAFE:

Are you sending money to the IRSIRS The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue & tax service of the United States federal government responsible for collecting taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code (the main body of federal statutory tax law.) It is part of the Department of the Treasury and led by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, who is appointed to a five-year term by the President of the United States. The duties of the IRS include providing tax assistance to taxpayers; pursuing and resolving instances of erroneous or fraudulent tax filings; and overseeing various benefits programs. Visit to learn more. or another government agency?

Are you sending money, returning an overpayment, or ‘escrowing’ money to buy a car, a puppy or other goods, or to rent an apartment?

Are you sending money to claim lottery or prize winnings, or for a ‘guaranteed’ credit card or loan?

Are you responding to an Internet offer, letter or phone call that asks you to wire money for a ‘job offer’ or ‘mystery shopping’?

Are you sending money to someone out of the state or country who claims to be a relative needing cash for an emergency?

Are you sending money to someone you don’t know or whose identify you can’t verify?

If you answered YES to any of the questions, DO NOT SEND the money transfer – someone may be trying to steal your money. Fraudsters can quickly collect the funds you sent at the pick-up location. If you have already sent it, ask the sales clerk to STOP your transfer immediately or call us at 1-800-926-9400.

Now think for a minute!

They ask you “Are you sending money to someone you don’t know or whose identify you can’t verify?

Instead of answering this honestly. You said you knew your scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer..

We are not putting this here to blameBlame Blame or Blaming is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong, their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. Blame imparts responsibility for an action or act, as in that they made a choice to perform that act or action. you, but rather to help you realize that you were completely willing to sacrifice your own honesty and integrity for your scammer!

As you recover from your scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost., this is one of the questions you will need to address for yourself.

It is not a pleasant thought to realize you would lie, cheat, or maybe even commit a crime for a total stranger. But at least understand that about yourself, you can take steps to prevent it from happening in the future.

We wish you all the best.

RSN Team
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