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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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