Police Advising Public Of Western Union Refund For Qualifying Fraud Victims

Tuesday April 24th, 2018

Posted at 2:00pm


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In January of 2017 the United States of America Federal Trade Commission and

Department of Justice was awarded a settlement against the Western Union Company in the amount of $586 Million.The Western Union Company is a financial services and communications company.

According to the court ruling Western Union did not properly protect citizens against fraudsters through wire transfers. On top of paying out $586 Million, Western Union is required to conduct a comprehensive training program for their agents in an effort to deter fraudulent wires from happening.

Claims can be made from citizens who were defrauded out of monies sent through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 inclusive. The deadline to submit claims is May 31, 2018. Canadians are eligible to submit claims.

Police are letting the public know that if you were a victim of fraud and wired money through Western Union during the time period of January 1st, 2004 and January 19th, 2017 you may be entitled to compensation as a result of the court ruling.

An online submission is required through the following this link.  All claims must be filed by May 31st, 2018.

If you have questions you can call the Windsor Police Financial Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700 ext.4324 or 4325 daily between 9am to 3pm until May 31st,2018.

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