What if someones send you five thousand dollars via MoneyGram? Will you be interested to go to MoneyGram or to any remittance center and check the reference if the money transfer you have read in your email is true? Of course not. Because you can track the transfer or payment MoneyGram reference number online.
Besides, if someone (in the email message) tell you that they sent you money via MoneyGram or even in Western Union, don’t believe them, it is actually a scamming tactics and tricks. Here is the scam alert for today from Investment Total – a daily investing tips blog.
Read the email message and analyze the tricks of the scammer;
The first payment of your compensation fund has been sent today via money gram now to pick up your first payment of $5000.00 usd, we will continue sending your money until your total amount of 2.8millionUSD is completed. So visit any money gram office now to pick up your first payment of $5000.00usd now, after that you can get back to me now for your second transfer I am waiting to hear from you as soon as you pick up your first payment, you can call me for your second transfer by emailing our head office or you can call our office money transfer line Mr Terry Cool (360) 712-3620 ) or email email@example.com
Here is the information to pick up your first payment track it now and go and pick up your first payment of $5000.00.
Money Reference Number (REF):88054659
Text Question: A
Text Answer: B
Sender’s First Name: JOEL
Sender’s Last Name: UBA
Note: You are to Activate the transfer to your name. And it would be done at a fee that would be agreed by you and us. Thanks for understanding.
MoneyGram Scam Alert, Be Alert!
Wow, getting almost three million US Dollars from someone you don’t know is pretty cool. However, this is just an email message. We know this is obviously a scam.
- Subject: Money Reference Number (REF):88054659
- Date Received: Jun 19 at 8:27 AM
- Sender’s Name: Mr JOEL UBA
- Sender’s Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
What if you receive the same email message? What would you do? I suggest just ignore the message. I did some experiment about this message. I copied the reference number, go to MoneyGram website and check the tracking number and unfortunately, the result is “No record of this transaction can be found.”.