Are you really sending money to a family member, or are you sending money to a scammer? Beware of emergency family scams!
Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency – like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam.
Click here to read these helpful tips from the Federal Trade Commission.