FTC Western Union Remission Settlement
- File a claim for remission in regards to United States of America v. The Western Union Company
- Class members can receive a partial refund of the amount lost due to the fraud caused by a Western Union scam
- Anyone in the United States who lost money to a scammer via Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 will want to file a remission ASAP
FTC.gov/WU is operated by the United States Department of Justice. The DOJ claims that Western Union failed to maintain an effective anti money laundering system which in turn made the money sending system ripe with wire fraud. According to the terms of the settlements WU admits that is was in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-fraud statutes.
The money scams associated with many of the Western Union fraud cases revolved around Princes asking consumers for money in return for riches, falsely promised job opportunities, and lucrative prizes if consumers would send money. Experts close to the case announced that more than 500,000 consumers have already been notified of remission eligibility via US Mail.
www.FTC.gov/WU Filing Notes
- Requires a claim ID and PIN
- Class members will want to submit the Western Union Money Transfer Control Number and their Social Security number when filing a claim if possible
- Experts close to the case predict it may take up to a year before money starts reaching the hands of class members 🙁
Any questions in regards to the case can be directed to 844-319-2124 or email [email protected] Class members looking to reach the settlement administrator by US Mail can write to: United States v. The Western Union Company, c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC, P.O. Box 404027, Louisville, KY 40233-4027.
The case is entitled United States of America v. The Western Union Company, (aka case number 1:17-cv-00011-CCC) and is under review in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.