2/7 IMPORTANT ALERT
If you were tricked into wiring money to scammers using Western Union, you may be eligible to get at least some of your money back. The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice came to a $586 million settlement with Western Union last year. If you sent money through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, and lost it to a scammer, you may be eligible for a refund. Visit www.ftc.gov/wu or the Maine Attorney General’s Office to learn more.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! You can file your petition online or by mail, but do so by the NEW deadline of March 31, 2018. (News from the FTC is here: https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/western-union-settlement-faqs
Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.
Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.