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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Western Union Wire Transfer Settlement Claim Filing Deadline Approaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, January 18, 2017
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215     

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding consumers that the deadline to file a claim in the Western Union settlement is fast approaching.

“Consumers who have lost money via money transfer through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, may be eligible to get their money back, but must do so before February 12, 2018,” said Jackley. “Each claim will be verified through the Department of Justice and the amount will depend on the amount lost and the number of claims filed, but a claim must be filed.”

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In November 2017, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Postal Service settled with Western Union on a $586 million dollar settlement for aiding and abetting wire fraud. The settlement money will be used to provide refunds to people who were tricked into using Western Union to pay scammers.

For additional questions on this settlement or other consumer related issues, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-300-1986 or at