The types of things you should look out for are:

  • Beware of sweepstakes, prize or lottery company representatives who tell you to transfer money to them in order to claim a prize you've won. There are many companies running fraudulent contests that ask you to transfer them money but give you nothing in return.
  • Beware of unsolicited letters or emails from Nigerian or other foreign government officials requesting assistance in the transfer of excess funds from a foreign country into your bank account.
  • Beware of telephone calls from the police claiming that someone you know has been in an accident or been arrested and is requesting money to be sent.
  • Beware of unsolicited letters or emails offering an unrealistic price for expensive or rare merchandise.

Make sure you know who you are sending money to. If you’re purchasing goods or services and paying through Travelex Wire, it is your responsibility to verify the reputation and legitimacy of the seller. Travelex is not responsible for the non-receipt or quality of any goods or services.

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