Deadline to file a claim has been extended until May 31, 2018.
The Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to helping protect Kentuckians from scams and fraud.
In January 2017, Attorney General Andy Beshear
announced a multistate settlement where Western Union agreed to pay $586 million in restitution to scam and fraud victims.
Nearly 7,000 Kentuckians have already filed a complaint with either the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of Attorney General or Western Union to try and recoup the money they have lost.
However, many other consumers – maybe you or someone you know – may not have known about this settlement and might need to file a complaint. If you believe you lost money through a fraudulent wire transfer through Western Union from Jan. 1, 2004 – Jan. 19, 2017 you may be eligible for repayment.
To be considered as part of this settlement you will be required to submit a formal petition by contacting the court appointed Western Union Remission Administrator at westernunionremission.com.
The administrator's phone number is 844-319-2124 and email
In November 2017, Beshear asked Kentuckians to
take action because the timeframe to contact the administrator to see if you qualify ends
May 31, 2018.