Claim your money from Western Union scam settlement

Victims of Western Union money transfer scams may file for refunds

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday that Kentuckians who have been victims of fraud induced wire transfers involving Western Union need to begin filing claims as part of a global settlement reached January with the company.

The refund program follows a settlement with the Western Union Company, which in January 2017 agreed to pay $586 million to resolve charges brought by the FTC and the Department of Justice.

A lot of scammers want people to wire them money specifically, and anyone who was a part of their scheme may be entitled to part of $586 million.

According to officials, the reimbursements are a result of a settlement between Western Union and a group of 49 states plus the District of Columbia, stemming from an investigation into complaints from consumers.

The $586 million nationwide settlement also requires Western Union to develop and put into action a comprehensive anti-fraud program created to help detect and prevent incidents of fraud from scammers.

Those eligible may receive a claim form in the mail in the next two weeks that will explain how to file a claim.

“American consumers lost money while Western Union looked the other way, ” says Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Cpmmission. The deadline to file a claim is February 12, 2018. No one tied to this process will call you to talk about your claim or gather your personal information over the phone.

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