WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Customers who have used Western Union in the past may be able to get compensated from a forfeiture by the wiring company.
In part with a $586 million settlement which was announced in January 2017, it resolved a multi-state investigation into consumer usage of the wire transfer service to send money in a wide variety of third-party scams.
Approximately 2,300 consumers living in West Virginia are eligible for refunds totaling $2.9 million. Any victim of a fraud-induced transfer using Western Union between Jan. 2004, and Jan. 2017, may be eligible to receive compensation.
Such schemes involve lottery scams, grandparent scams and tax scams.
All completed claims forms must be mailed back to the settlement administrator by Thursday, May 31st.
Anyone who did not receive a form in the mail and believes they may have an eligible claim may visit westernunionremission.com or call (844)-319-2124.