Did you send money to scammers? You can get some back
You may be able to take some of the sting out of that too-good-to-be-true lottery jackpot that required some upfront, or that call you received from your jailed relative’s friend needing some bail bucks.
Financial services giant, Western Union has reached a $586 million settlement with the Feds. The upshot is that Wyomingites who sent payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 may now apply for compensation from the Department of Justice’s Victim Asset Recovery Program.
Wyomingites who reported to Western Union that they had been the victims of scams using Western Union may receive claim forms in the mail. The settlement administrator will send the claim forms in the next two weeks. The forms will contain instructions explaining how consumers may file their claims to receive compensation.
If you do not receive a claim form in the mail but believe you may have an eligible claim, please visit http://www.westernunionremission.com or call 1-844-319-2124 for more information about how to file a claim. All completed claim forms must be mailed back to the settlement administrator by February 12, 2018.
This notification comes from the Consumer Protection Unit of the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office.