Well, it depends on how secure your recipient is. There are ways to make sure you are sending money to the right people. If your recipient is trustworthy then sending money in an envelope that says “sender unknown” is a good start.
Many of the “anonymous money transmitters” are completely legitimate and are receiving more business each day. However, there are also a few scams out there, too.
All those who believe they have “unclaimed money” should look into the source of this information. In many cases, it is a fake or a network marketing scammer, but in other cases, it is real.
Often, the identity of the person or company behind the scam can easily be traced and dealt with, even for people who do not have a clue who that person is. The scam artist usually will have a logo for his company or product, so there is no mystery about where he is sending money from. When you suspect that a money transfer company may be sending your money in an unauthorized manner, be aware of the following:
Why would someone want to take your money? There are some situations when this may be the case. In most instances, it is a scam, but sometimes, it is simply a family member trying to send money to relatives in another state.
Remittance scams are always tricky. It can be easy to fall for a legitimate looking online form that asks for payment via Internet transfer. It may even look legitimate enough that you would hesitate before clicking on the link. Once you enter your credit card information, though, the envelope maybe opened up and you may find out that your money has been stolen.
If you have ever paid by online transfer then you have probably heard of these scams. If you get online with the intent of using a bank transfer, be sure to read the instructions very carefully. You may see terms such as, “failure to clear “fraudulent activity “suspicious online activities.”
That’s when you need to pay attention to any suspicious online activities. If something looks odd, or if you feel that you are not being treated fairly, then you must report it immediately.
If you are receiving a package and it doesn’t appear to be from you suspect illegal products or goods, there are a few things you can do. You can call the UPS or Federal Express number on the package. If they can prove it was delivered, then they will refund you.
If it was sent to you through an online provider such as Google Checkout or PayPal, then you can also use the “reverse email look up” feature of the respective websites. In many cases, this can reveal the sender.
If you are receiving an envelope that does not look like a normal envelope, then call the United States Postal Service at 1-888-ASK-USPS or visit their website. They will be able to identify the location where the package was sent.
Receiving a package by mail can be intimidating. Make sure that you are safe with your money and that you are not taking a chance by trusting someone with your money.