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Idaho fraud victims eligible to seek payment from Western Union Settlement

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said Idahoans who sent money to scammers through Western Union’s wire transfer service may be eligible for compensation from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Victim Asset Recovery Program.

The program is a $586 million fund part of the multistate settlement with Western Union Company that Idaho, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, signed in January 2017.

During the past year, the settlement administrator has gathered the names of eligible consumers from multiple complaint sources, including the Idaho Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Eligible Idahoans will receive mailed forms which include eligibility information as well as instructions on how to file a claim within the next few weeks.

If you don’t receive a form in the mail but believe you are eligible to receive payment from the fund, file a claim form HERE. You also may call 1-844-319-2124 for more information on how to file a claim.

The deadline to file a claim is February 12, 2018.

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