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Western Union - Scam victims claim your refund NOW!

The word scam under a magnifying glassHave you lost money to scams which used Western Union wire transfers?

UK consumers who lost money to scams which used Western Union wire transfers can file to claim their money back until 31 May 2018, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has learned.

The deadline for consumers who fell victim to scammers using Western Union transfers between 1 January 2004 and 18 January 2017 has been extended by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

CTSI lead officer for consumer education, Louise Baxter, said: "Thousands of people lost out to scams where Western Union was used to make payments. It's not often that scams victims have the chance to recover their money, so this settlement with the Federal Trading Commission is a great triumph for justice and consumer protection, and all UK victims should take advantage of this opportunity."

For more details check the story on the CTSI website.

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