Deadline approaches to file claims for Western Union wire fraud victims

The victims of a Western Union wire transfer scam have until Thursday to file petitions in link with a U.S. settlement with the financial services and communications company.2 min

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Deadline approaches to file claims for Western Union wire fraud victims 2018MAY26

The deadline for Nevada residents to appeal for reimbursement from a multi million-dollar Western Union settlement fund is fast approaching.

The victims of a Western Union wiring scam have until 31st of May 31 2018 to file claims in concern with a nationwide settlement with Western Union, officials said.

Those who are qualified are consumers who were coaxed by scammers to wire money via Western Union from January 1, 2004, to January 19, 2017, are eligible to file claims, according to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attorney Karen Dodge.

Back in January 2017, Western Union agreed to reimburse a whopping $586 million in settlements to the victims, via settlements with the U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, 49 states, and the District of Columbia.

“I encourage any consumer who lost money through a Western Union wire transfer and who is eligible for a refund to file a claim through the FTC’s website,” Underwood said in a statement. “The process for filing a claim is quick, painless, and free.”

The State of Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxal warns the public to be aware of scammers who may try to charge them money by filing their claim. There is no need to hire a legal representative to file for a claim, and third parties cannot secure a refund more quickly.

Consumers who think they may be eligible for a compensation should visit the FTC website ( to file a claim online, download a claim form or get details on how you can file for a claim. You can also head to to learn how to file a claim to get your money back. Or call 844-319-2124.

A settlement administrator previously sent claim forms to more than 500,000 consumers in the United States. Nevada consumers may have received a claim form should they sent a fraud-induced wire transfer using Western Union and reported it to financial services or to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. — The DistriQ

Andrea Fisher’s column runs Saturday in the State of Nevada section. Contact her at [email protected] or 702-564-9402. Follow @AndreaFisherS on Twitter.

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