Claim your money from Western Union scam settlement

Claim your money from Western Union scam settlement

The settlement also apparently called for Western Union to pay $586 million to a fund administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide refunds to consumers, as well as paying an amount to the states to cover the costs associated with the investigations that led to the settlements.

The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union's money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 that they can now file a claim to get their money back.

Nebraskans who were scammed into sending bogus payments using Western Union's wire transfer service could get reimbursed for some of their losses.

More than 30,000 New Yorkers were affected by such transfer scams, losing a total $35 million, according to a news release.

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Consumers are asked to file their claim by going to FTC.gov/WU before February 12, 2018. That would be people who have reported one of these scams to the Attorney General's office. Victims were then directed to send money through Western Union to purportedly help their relative or claim their prize.

Tax scams: The caller may pose as an official from a government agency, such as the Internal Revenue Service, often using an official-looking phone number.

Telemarketing scams: Solicitations such as advance fee loans, work-at-home opportunities, magazine sales, credit card offers, business opportunities or travel deals.

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