(Last Updated On: March 24, 2022)


Welcome to the United States v Western Union Remission Update


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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.


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


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United States v. The Western Union Company
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Bienvenido a Estados Unidos v Actualización de remisión de Western Union


Si necesita el formulario de petición en español, por favor haga clic aquí.

Actualice el 1 de junio de 2018. La fecha límite para presentar Peticiones de remisión fue el jueves 31 de mayo de 2018.

Gilardi (LAW FIRM) continuará aceptando Peticiones, pero las presentaciones tardías estarán sujetas a revisión en una fecha posterior y a la sola discreción del Departamento de Justicia. Sin embargo, si recibe una petición de Gilardi en el futuro, verifique la fecha límite de la petición que recibe, ya que puede haber sido extendida.

ACTUALIZACIÓN: El proceso de remisión del caso de Western Union ya ha comenzado. Más de 500,000 peticiones han sido enviadas por correo a las víctimas identificadas e incluyen instrucciones sobre cómo presentar una petición. La petición se puede presentar electrónicamente utilizando el ID de reclamo y el PIN incluidos en la carta o por correo a la dirección que figura en la petición. Si no recibe una petición por correo, puede presentarla en línea aquí.

Un ejemplo del formulario de remisión y el sobre enviado por correo está disponible aquí.


El 19 de enero de 2017, The Western Union Company (Western Union), un negocio global de servicios monetarios con sede en Englewood, Colorado, acordó renunciar a $ 586 millones y celebró acuerdos con el Departamento de Justicia y la Comisión Federal de Comercio. En su acuerdo con el Departamento de Justicia, Western Union admitió que violó las leyes de EE. UU. -La Ley de Secreto Bancario y los estatutos antifraude- procesando cientos de miles de transacciones para agentes de Western Union y otras personas involucradas en un esquema internacional de fraude al consumidor. Como parte del plan, los estafadores contactaron a las víctimas y se hicieron pasar por falsos miembros de la familia que los necesitaban o prometieron premios u oportunidades de trabajo. Los estafadores ordenaron a las víctimas enviar dinero a través de Western Union para ayudar a su pariente o reclamar su premio. El Departamento de Justicia contrató a Gilardi & Co., LLC para que se desempeñe como administrador de remisión en este asunto.

Si cree que fue víctima del fraude descrito anteriormente y realizó una transferencia bancaria a través de Western Union entre el 1 de enero de 2004 y el 19 de enero de 2017, es posible que sea elegible para la remisión.

Para ser considerado para un pago de remisión, se le solicitará que presente un Formulario de remisión junto con cualquier documentación de respaldo disponible. Su petición debe ser presentada electrónicamente aquí o con sello postal el 31 de mayo de 2018 o antes, y enviada por correo a:

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

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