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Western Union money transfer scam victims can file for refunds

Posted at 3:16 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 18:02:04-05

If you sent money to a scammer using Western Union's wire transfer service -- you may be able to get your money back.

The refunds are part of a settlement reached by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and attorneys general of 49 other states with Western Union. The settlement includes a $586 million fund to refund consumers who unknowingly wired money to scam artists using Western Union.

Arizonans who unknowingly wired money to scammers using the Western Union wire transfer service between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017, may be eligible for a refund.

Claim forms will soon be mailed to affected consumers who reported the fraudulent transaction to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office or to Western Union.

You can also apply for a refund online. Consumers have until February 12, 2018, to file a claim.