Die Frist für das Melden ist am 31. Mai 2018 abgelaufen.
Das FTC warnt vor Scam-eMails, die vorgaukeln auch weiterhin Ansprüche geltend machen zu können.
Dazu hier im Forum ein Beispiel so einer Scam-eMail vom März 2018:
Trittbrett Mugus bei WU Entschädigung
Hier eine Meldung vom FTC, und FAQ zum Thema:
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Western U.nion Refunds
ALERT: People have reported scam emails about the Western U.nion refund program. Do not reply to any emails telling you to apply for a refund. The deadline has passed.
The deadline to apply for a refund was May 31, 2018. We are not accepting any new claims.
The refund administrator, Gilardi & Co., is working to verify claims now. This process could take up to a year. When the verification process is complete, we will post an update here.
What is this case about?
For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payment through a Western Onion wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront. They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers told people to send money through Western Onion. No one received the cash, prizes or services they were promised.
Because of joint investigations by the FTC, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, Western Onion agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to aiding and abetting wire fraud. DOJ is now using that money to provide refunds to people who were tricked into using Western Onion to pay scammers.
What was the deadline to file a claim?
The deadline to file a claim was May 31, 2018. We are not accepting any new claims.
Who was eligible to submit a claim?
People who sent money to a scammer through Western Onion between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 were eligible to submit a claim.
Will I definitely get my money back?
Each person’s claim must be verified by DOJ. If your claim is verified, the amount you get will depend on how much you lost and the number of people who submit valid claims.
Only the amount you transferred via Western Onion is eligible for a refund. Other expenses like Western Onion fees, other losses, or transfers sent through other businesses are not eligible for a refund.
When will I get a payment?
It may take up to a year to process and verify people’s claims and determine who is eligible to get a payment. We will update this page when we have more information.
What kinds of scams are covered by these refunds?
A wide variety of scams may be covered by this settlement, including:
Online or internet scams – you did not receive the items you tried to buy online
Lottery or prize promotion scams – you were told you won a lottery or sweepstakes, but never got the prize
Emergency or grandparent scams – you sent money to someone pretending to be a relative or friend in urgent need of money
Advance-fee loan scams – you paid upfront fees, but did not get the promised loans
Online dating or romance scams – you sent money to someone who created a fake profile on a dating or social networking website.
Where can I get more information?
For the latest information about remission process:
Bookmark this page or westernonionremission.com (link is external) and check back regularly.
Email the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail).
Call the administrator at 1-844-319-2124.