More Refunds Sent to Consumers From Case Against Western Union

Total refunds sent now total more than $300 million; future refund distributions are planned Approximately $147 million is being mailed to 33,000 consumers in the second distribution of refunds resulting from the law enforcement actions brought against Western Union by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Postal … Read more

FTC Reminds Debt Relief Companies to Avoid These Payment Methods

The Federal Trade Commission wants businesses to know about important Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) amendments that are now in effect. These changes make it unlawful for telemarketers to use three types of payment methods exploited by con artists and scammers. As of this month, it is illegal for telemarketers to ask consumers to pay for … Read more

Western Union Payment Office – Email Scam Alert

The following information appears as a scam warning for consumers to avoid. The following message is being sent to consumers. The email attempts to spoof an official Western Union communication. It is a scam. From: Western Union Payment Office Subject: Attention; Esteemed Customer, Reply-To: [email protected] Attention; Esteemed Customer, Greetings from Western Union®Money Transfer Agent Location, … Read more

Western Union And MoneyGram Employees Now Have The Power To “Just Say No”

With wire fraud increasing money-transferring companies Western Union and MoneyGram are now giving their employees the right to reject transaction if they suspect customers are being scammed. Western Union instructs employees to look for people excited about a sudden windfall elderly citizens repeatedly transferring funds. Many are getting scammed right now because times are tough … Read more