Ripped off in a wire scam? You could receive a refund

If you’ve been a victim of a money wire scam involving Western Union in the last 13 years, you can now apply to get your money back.

The federal government recently reached a $586 million settlement with Western Union. In it, Western Union admits to not only not doing enough to prevent money laundering, but also to “aiding and abetting wire fraud.”

Part of the settlement means if you were ripped off by wiring money through Western Union from January 1, 2004 through January 18, 2017, you can apply to get your money back.

The Federal Trade Commission has instructions to receive a refund on its website.

And if you ever think you’re the victim of a scam or have a consumer complaint, Call 12 For Action is here to help. Submit a complaint and our team of investigators will get to work for you.

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