Be on the look out for emails coming form someone claiming to be the management from Western Union's United Kingdom Branch.
The email will say you have hundreds of thousands of dollars that need to be wired to you. The email will ask you for various information that you should keep protected.
Officials from the Better Business Bureau say scammers often use company names and logos that could be familiar to lure in victims and the Christmas season is a hot time for scam artists.
- Never send money to a stranger using a money transfer service.
- Beware of deals or opportunities that seem too good to be true.
- Don’t use money transfer services to pay for things like online auction purchases.
- Never send money to pay for taxes or fees on foreign lottery winnings.