COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – If you were scammed through a payment made through Western Union in the last 13 years, you can now make a claim and get your money back.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine made the announcement Monday.
The money transfer service will pay $586 million in restitution to fraud victims.
This is in an attempt to settle allegations made by federal authorities — including those across Ohio — that Western Union knew its network was being used to commit crimes and failed to do enough about it.
DeWine says it’s not very often scam victims have a chance to recover some of their money. So he wants Ohioans to know about this opportunity.
“They can call the attorney generals office and we can make sure they get a form,” DeWine said. “Or they can contact Western Union.”
DeWine says all completed forms must be submitted to the settlement administrator no later than February 12th, 2018.