URGENT: Attorney General Becerra Reminds Victims of Western Union Wire Fraud Scams to Apply for Refunds
***DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR REFUNDS EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2018***
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today reminded Californians who were the victims of wire fraud via Western Union to submit a claim in order to be considered for a refund payment. The original deadline to submit a claim was February 12, 2018, and has now been extended to May 31, 2018.
Attorney General Becerra has also released a guide for consumers on the different types of scams and advice on how to remain vigilant against wire fraud. Attorney General Becerra strongly encourages consumers to report scams to the Office of the Attorney General’s Public Inquiry Unit by calling (800) 952-5225 or by submitting a complaint at oag.ca.gov/report.
Information about refund eligibility and the process for filing a claim is available at www.westernunionremission.com.