Asked to send money by Western Union or Moneygram to someone you don't personally know? #ItsAScam
Has someone that you only know from the Internet asked you to send money to them or someone else using Western Union, Moneygram or some other form of money transfer service? It's a definite scam.
Legitimate businesses do not ask you to send money to them by Western Union or Moneygram.
Governments do not ask you to send money to them by Western Union or Moneygram.
Shipping companies do not ask you to send money to them by Western Union or Moneygram.
There are no mystery shopping jobs that involve receiving a cheque (check) and sending some money to someone by Western Union.
Sending money to yourself or a relative as proof of funds on someone else's instruction is not safe. The scammer will bribe a payment location, use fake ID or find other ways to steal your money
Scammers love using Western Union, Moneygram and other similar transfer services as it allows them to receive anonymous and irreversible transfers. Once your money is picked up, it is gone for good.