Western Union paying scam victims back

Western Union Must Pay Scam Victims

GREENSBORO, N.C. - For years now, NBC Charlotte has told you about folks cheated out of their money by wiring funds to scammers under false pretenses.

If this happened to you between 2004 to January 19, 2017, there’s a chance you can get some money back! The refund is part of a government settlement with the Western Union Company.

They’re paying out $586 million after the feds say the company knew about the “fraudulent schemes” and “failed to act, leading to massive victim losses.” According to the Federal Trade Commission, Western Union received “hundreds of thousands of complaints” 

Some of those who complained have already gotten a form on how to collect their money.

Know this should be a free process, so do not pay anyone money to file a claim! If you haven’t received a form in the mail already, go to ftc.gov/WU

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