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Welcome to the United States v Western Union Remission Update

PETITIONS CAN STILL BE FILED

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Update June 1, 2018.  The deadline to submit Petitions for Remission was Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Gilardi (LAW FIRM) will continue to accept Petitions, but late filings will be subject to review at a later date and at the sole discretion of the Department of Justice.  However, if you receive a petition from Gilardi in the future, please check the deadline on the petition you receive as it may have been extended.

UPDATE: The remission process for the Western Union case has now started. Over 500,000 petitions have been mailed to identified victims and include instructions on how to file a petition. The petition can be filed electronically using the Claim ID and Pin included on the letter or mailed to the address listed on the petition.  If you do not receive a petition in the mail, you can file online here.

An example of the Remission Form and envelope mailed is available here.

REMEMBER THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ANYONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

On January 19, 2017, The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, agreed to forfeit $586 million and entered into agreements with the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.  In its agreement with the Justice Department, Western Union admitted that it violated U.S. laws—The Bank Secrecy Act and anti-fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. statutes—by processing hundreds of thousands of transactions for Western Union agents and others involved in an international consumer fraud scheme. As part of the scheme, fraudsters contacted victims and falsely posed as family members in need or promised prizes or job opportunities. The fraudsters directed the victims to send money through Western Union to help their relative or claim their prize. The Department of Justice hired Gilardi & Co., LLC to serve as the remission administrator in this matter.

If you believe you were a victim of the fraud described above and you made a wire transfer through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, you may be eligible for remission.

In order to be considered for a remission payment, you will be required to submit a Remission Form along with any available supporting documentation. Your petition must be filed electronically here or postmarked on or before May 31, 2018, and mailed to:

United States v. The Western Union Company
P.O. Box 404027
Louisville, KY 40233-4027

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE PROCESS WORKS CLICK HERE


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Write to the Administrator at:

United States v. The Western Union Company
P.O. Box 404027
Louisville, KY 40233-4027


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Email the Administrator at:

info@WesternUnionRemission.com


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Or call the Administrator at:

844-319-2124


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