Wiring money is like sending cash. Do not wire money to people you do not know.
| How do I spot a money wiring scam?
Most money wiring scams look like this:
A scammer might use different ways to convince you to wire money. The scammer might say:
These are all tricks. When you hear stories like these, you have spotted a money wiring scam.
|How do I avoid a money wiring scam?
Scammers are good at being friendly. They also are good at fooling people. Here is how you can stop a scammer:
What if I already wired money to someone?
If you sent money to someone who contacted you, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
- Call the FTC at 1-877-382-4357
- Go online: ftc.gov/complaint
The FTC uses complaints to build cases against scammers. Any information you can give helps investigators.