Monday, September 21, 2009

UK Readers and Scam Victims PLEASE Sign This Petition!!

I recently came across a website that I wanted to share with you all. The owner of this site is working very hard to stop the scammers (and help the victims) and has a petition that can do just that. Western Union is one of the scammers main tools that they use to successfully con innocent people out of their money. Western Union refuses to give the victims the information they need like the address at which their money was collected. I urge anyone that is reading this and is a citizen of the UK to please sign this petition to help make the company more accountable and helpful to the victims of fraud. You can find the petition here : The Petition reads as follows: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Ensure that Western Union and other payment service providers will inform Internet fraud victims of the address at which criminals collected their money.Internet fraud and associated junk mail flourish because Western Union and other payment service providers offer anonymity to fraud criminals. Western Union handles most Internet fraud transactions, but will refuse to give victims information about the agency office used by the criminals for cash collection. It is impossible for victims to obtain the information which would allow us to identify the agency offices concerned, publish details and to alert law enforcement agencies. It seems inconceivable that victims (who are paying customers of Western Union) should not be able to know the exact location of the offices used by the criminals to collect stolen funds. If action is not taken, Britain will remain a safe haven for fraud criminals - and more of them will seek to settle here.The Euro Payment Services Directive must soon become part of UK law, but it has nothing to say regarding transparency in the case of fraud conducted via Western Union and other payment service providers. Our government must act to protect the vulnerable." The website itself can be found here


  1. This is another great example of people fighting to change things for the better!

    Shawn Mosch
    Co-Founder of
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  2. I find it funny that they always give you a yahoo email address for you to email them to and their profiles will be deleted by the time your get their first message reply.

    I know it is a scam immediately when they tell me to email them at a yahoo mail address



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