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Scammers Are Requesting Payment Through Wire Transfer or Zelle

Published: September 01, 2022

A nationwide bank recently reported that digital money movement fraud is on the rise. Scammers can contact you requesting money through a Wire Transfer or transfer via Zelle. These methods allow money to be sent quickly and the funds are often hard to trace and recover. You should never wire money or send money using Zelle to:

  • Anyone who claims to be from a government agency
  • Any stranger, no matter what reason they give
  • A telemarketer traying to sell you something
  • Anyone claiming your account is compromised
  • Unauthorized, unverified cryptocurrency sites or salespeople
  • Anyone asking you to send money to yourself