If you lost money to scammers using Western Union, you may get your money back. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says people who sent money to a scammer using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2007 may qualify for a refund.
This is part of a $586 million settlement reached with Western Union and 49 other states.
Madigan says residents may be eligible to receive as much as $20 million in refunds.
Illinois residents who may be eligible to receive compensation through the fund, can get more information by visiting Western Union Remission, or calling 1-844-319-2124. It could take up to a year before consumers receive a refund.
You have until February 12, 2018 to file a claim.
Madigan is encouraging residents who have questions to call her Consumer Fraud Hotline at 1-800-386-5438 (Chicago), 1-800-243-0618 (Springfield), or 1-800-243-0607 (Carbondale).