If you were a victim of a scammer using Western Union, you can get your money back
If you used Western Union's money transfer system and were scammed, you can now file a claim to get your money back.
Federal investigators say Western Union knew scammers were using its services to bilk people out of hundreds of millions of dollars and the company looked the other way.
Now, they're paying the price, to the tune of $586,000,000.
The company settled with the Feds back in January, but now is the time for you to settle with Western Union.
If you lost money to a scammer and you paid through Western Union between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017, you're entitled to your money back.
You have to file a claim through the refund program.
Federal Investigators say Western union got hundreds of thousands of complaints about these fraudulent money transfers and the company did nothing.
The scams were for everything from fraudulent lotteries and prizes, to loans and online dating.