Victims who wired money to scammers using Western Union can file claim

Customers who were scammed wiring money through Western Union can file a claim to get reimbursed.

Western Union promised to pay more than $500 million in refunds after the Federal Trad Commission (FTC) said it "turned a blind eye" to scam operations using the wire service. 

Scammers claimed to be tax collectors, lottery representatives, police, even grandchildren in jail to steal money from unsuspecting victims. 

If you sent money to a scammer through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, you can submit a claim.

Claims must be submitted by February 12, 2018. 

For those with a pre-filled claim form, visit:

If you need a claim form, visit:

For more information on the scam, visit the FTC website