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How to Avoid


Wire-Transfer Fraud

Tips for preventing "fraud-induced transfers"

  • Don't wire money to a stranger


  • Don't wire money abroad unless you know the recipient

  • Don't be rushed into wiring money

  • Beware of phony cashier's checks or money orders


  • Beware of foreign lotteries and phony "prizes"

  • Beware of any "Advance-Fee" payment for loans, credit cards, jobs, prizes, etc.
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