· You’re asked to send money quickly – and secretly.
· The call or message originates from overseas. However, you should be aware that technology allows scammers to bypass caller ID systems.
· The person can’t or won’t answer questions that the only the real person would know.
· Any time someone asks you to send money by Western Union or Moneygram, it’s invariably a scam. You might also be asked to send a check or money order by overnight delivery. Con artists recommend these services so they can steal your money before you realize you’ve been cheated. Money transfers can be picked up at any service location as long as the thief/recipient has the confirmation number.