How to Send Money with Zelle® Safely
FEATURED | AUGUST 29, 2022 | PEOPLES STATE BANK
Zelle® is a fast, safe, and easy way to send and receive money with people you trust, like your babysitter, coworkers, fellow PTA mom, or your son’s soccer coach. Whether you just enrolled with Zelle or have been an active user for a while, there are a few tips you should always keep in mind to ensure you are being safe when sending money.
- Only send money to people you know and trust
Money moves fast with Zelle®, directly from Peoples State Bank to another financial institution within minutes*. So, it’s important you know and trust the people you’re sending money to.
Why? Because you can’t cancel a payment once it’s been sent if the recipient is already enrolled with Zelle. And if you send money to someone you don’t know for a product or service you might not receive (like paying for something in advance), you may not get your money back. Keep in mind that sending money with Zelle is similar to handing someone cash.
- Beware of payment scams
One example of a payment scam is buying event tickets at a price that seems too good to be true from a stranger and never receiving them. If the seller asks you to use Zelle® to purchase the tickets, you should refuse unless the seller is a person you personally know.
Also, keep in mind that no one from Peoples State Bank will ask you to send them money with Zelle® as a test or to send money to avoid a fraud event. Neither Peoples State Bank nor Zelle® offers a protection program for authorized payments made with Zelle®. So, if you aren’t sure you will get what you paid for, you should use another payment method with purchase protection, such as a credit card.
- Treat Zelle® like cash
If a person has already enrolled a U.S. mobile number or email address with Zelle®, you can’t cancel the transaction, so it’s important you get it right the first time.
For more information and videos on how to use Zelle® safely, visit “How to Pay it Safe with Zelle®.”
* U.S. checking or savings account required to use Zelle®. Transactions between enrolled consumers typically occur in minutes.
Zelle® and the Zelle® marks are property of Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.
Peoples State Bank is a community bank headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving north, central, and southeast Wisconsin from ten full-service banking locations in Marathon, Oneida, Vilas, Waukesha, and Milwaukee Counties, as well as a commercial loan production office in Stevens Point, WI.