All too often we hear of unsuspecting people that are impacted by scams involving checks they’ve received in the mail from supposed lottery winnings, job offers, inheritance, etc. Each time the victim is told to deposit the check and then send a portion of the check via Western Union. Sadly, the check is returned as counterfeit and the victim is left paying restitution to their financial institution.
Fortunately, for those victims who sent money to a scammer through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 they may be eligible for a refund. To learn more, visit the FTC’s website for more information regarding the Western Union refund process.