$586,000,000 Western Union Consumer Fraud Settlement

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One of the biggest class action settlements ever has been announced and more than 500,000 US consumers will be able to make a claim.

Who should file a claim? If you sent a money transfer through Western Union within and outside the United States between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, and were the victim of fraud, you may be eligible for remission.

What is this lawsuit about? The Federal Trade Commission (or FTC), and the Department of Justice (or DOJ)  investigated various schemes in which fraudsters contacted victims and falsely posed as family members in need or federal law enforcement officials, or falsely promised prizes, loans, employment opportunities, discounted products or other financial awards.  The scammers then used Western Union as a way to obtain the money from the victim.

File a claim: kccsecure.com/westernunionremission/Claimant

Where to find more details: www.westernunionremission.com

According to the terms of the settlement Western Union freely admits that they criminally aided and abetted wire fraud and violated the Bank Secrecy Act.

Western Union Consumer Fraud Class Action Settlement Notes

  1. Over 500,000 petitions have been mailed to identified victims and include instructions on how to file a petition
  2. The amount you get will probably be a percentage of the amount you lost minus any refund you have already gotten
  3. Petitions can be file online or by US mail
  4. Class members filing a claim by US Mail should send it to: United States v. The Western Union CompanyP.O. Box 404027Louisville, KY 40233-4027
  5. Payment amounts will vary and it may take a year or more before you receive a payment

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