PSA: Western Union Scam Victims Urged to Seek Compensation from $US586 Million Fund

Fraud victims who lost money to scammers, via Western Union money transfers, are entitled to compensation.

Western Union has paid a penalty of $731.5 million, which is the size of the compensation fund.

The fraudulent losses need to have occurred between January 2004 - January 2017.

Deadline for lodging claim is February 12, 2018.

Applications can be made through the Western Union Remission website

Source: Western Union scam victims urged to seek compensation from $US586 million fund

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  • +3 votes

    Who's the winner here. Prince of Nigeria ?


    LOL. Why should people who are stupid enough to send money to people they don't know even receive a cent back?


      Because not all scams are "Nigerian Prince" scams, which are easy to identify.
      Remember that Western Union is what most low-paid foreign workers use to transfer money back home to support their families, and scammers do manipulate the process.

  • +14 votes

    Plot twist, this itself is a scam, claimants are required to send an admin fee of $25 via Western Union to claim their refund.