ATLANTA - The Federal Trade Commission has an alert that could put some money back in your pocket. For years we've reported how scammers have lured folks in with all sorts of promises - prizes, jobs, loans. Lots of things. And frequently the payment for these opportunities were sent through Western Union. Money was wired then never seen again.
Foul play says investigators. A joint investigation by the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the U. S. Postal Inspection Service found that Western Union "admitted to aiding and abetting wire fraud." Yes, their words verbatim. So, Western Union has agreed to return payment to victims of $586 million.
Here's where you come in. If you've been a scam victim and lost your money paying through Western Union, you are owed money. But here's the catch: You have to get to it. The deadline is approaching.
You must submit a claim by February 12. And there's another catch: Your rip-off had to occur between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017. That covers a lot of ground.
Now you have to be able to back up your claim. That's why it's always important when you are a crime victim - even if you think you'll never get your money back - to file a police report. So gather your paperwork and get it to the DOJ who has to verify it. The refund won't happen immediately. It could take a year.
Right here is your link to get started: Get your Western Union Refund Here