Western Union Fraud Remission Settlement

Class Eligibility

You may be eligible for a remission payment if you sent a money transfer through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, and were the victim of fraud. To apply, you must file a Petition of Remission. We mailed many victims petitions with pre-populated loss amounts. Those forms can be returned online or in the mail to the claims administrator. If you didn’t get a pre-filled petition, you may file a petition electronically

Estimated Amount


The amount you get will probably be a percentage of the amount you lost minus any refund you have already gotten.

Your payment will be based only on the amount of the money transfer. You cannot recover collateral expenses such as Western Union fees, incidental losses, or transfers sent through other companies.

Proof of Purchase


Claim Form

(EXPIRED: no longer accepting claims this 2020)

Case Name

FTC v. The Western Union Company,
Case 1:17-cv-00110-CCC

District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Case Summary

Western Union paid $586 million to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (or FTC), and the Department of Justice (or DOJ). The company admitted to criminally aiding and abetting wire fraud and to violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. The U. S. Postal Inspection Service investigated various schemes in which fraudsters contacted victims and falsely posed as family members in need or federal law enforcement officials, or falsely promised prizes, loans, employment opportunities, discounted products or other financial awards. The fraudsters directed the victims to send money through Western Union to help relatives, avoid imprisonment or arrest, or to claim prizes, receive loans, employment, products or some other financial award. No one received the cash, prizes or other promised items.

Settlement Pool





United States v. The Western Union Company

P.O. Box 404027

Louisville, KY 40233-4027



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