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FOREVER FESTIVE WITH MONEYGRAM PROMOTIONS IN UGANDA

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Uganda is set for an extra-long festive season this year with an array of promotional prizes up for grabs right into the new year: the first prize of the MoneyGram Kwata Eddene promotion was drawn on the 7 December 2011, with the last draw, which doubles as the Grand Prize draw, taking place on 18 January 2012!

The promotional prize draw activity sees any MoneyGram customer sending or receiving money in Uganda via MoneyGram between 15 November 2011 and 31 December 2011 eligible to participate in one of two different prize draws, namely the Endof-Year Prize Draw or the Back-to-School Prize Draw – with automatic eligibility for the grand prize of a Toyota Noah. Open to all Ugandan residents over the age of 18, the promotion will see ten winners awarded back-to-school shopping vouchers to the value of $1 200, five eligible customers winning one year’s school fees valued at $400 each, two holiday prizes of plasma TVs valued at $1 200 each and two holiday prizes of fridges valued at UGX $1 500 each. Also up for grabs is the grand prize of a Toyota Noah valued at $8700. Participating locations are: Buddu Forex Bureau, DFCU, Housing Finance Bank, Metropolitan Forex Bureau, Prime Forex Bureau and Stanhope Forex Bureau.

MONEYGRAM LAUNCHES ANTI-FRAUD CAMPAIGN

MoneyGram has launched a new anti-fraud website to help educate consumers and arm them with the knowledge to protect themselves from fraudsters.
With organisations around the world just having participated in International Fraud Awareness Week in November, MoneyGram continues to lead the way in educating consumers about common scams and giving them the tools to protect themselves. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, organisations around the world lose an estimated five percent of their annual revenues to fraud. The reality is that scammers try to use the MoneyGram network and services too – and those of MoneyGram’s competitors – for fraudulent and illegal purposes.

In line with MoneyGram’s active leadership position in educating consumers about common scams and giving them the tools to protect themselves, MoneyGram has launched www.moneygram-preventfraud.com, a dedicated website that not only provides useful fraud-related information but details several common types of scams, such as sweepstakes and lottery scams, grandparent scams, cheque overpayment scams, mystery shopper scams and relationship scams, with content updated regularly.

Through this initiative, MoneyGram is urging consumers – and employees, friends and family members – to use the downloadable tools and resources on this site.
For more information, please visit www.moneygram-preventfraud.com or access the banner linking to the site via MoneyGram’s website at www.moneygram.com

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