Western Union: What happens if I have been scammed?

A simple guide for solving this common Western Union problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

You need to call the fraud hotline at (800) 448-1492. If you've sent funds but they haven't yet been paid out to the receiver, you may be able to stop the transaction.If the money hasn't been paid out, you'll get a full refund, including the transaction fee.
If the funds have been paid out, please call our Western Union Fraud Hotline to speak to a fraud hotline specialist to file a complaint. We also encourage you to file a complaint with your local law enforcement agency.
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Author: BenF • March 7th, 2016

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of Western Union customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: Western Union: What happens if I have been scammed?; how do I get ride of something i edited. It appeared on google this morning with all personal info.; My grandfather sent me money from USA to M*xico But i didnt get it complete; I need to know if this is a real money order ***********; Can i receive **** Euros cash at a time through western union money transfer in Nigeria ?; Where to pick up western union prepaid card... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 1 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 55 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Western Union. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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