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Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently announced a $5 million settlement with The Western Union Company (Western Union) over a multistate investigation into its wire transfer service that led consumers across the country to wire money to con artists.
In addition to this settlement, Western Union previously
settled claims related to fraud-induced transfers with the Federal Trade
Commission and U.S. Department of Justice.
As part of those related settlements, Western Union agreed to pay $586 million
to a fund that the Department of Justice will administer to provide refunds to
victims of fraud-induced wire transfers nationwide. http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2017_01/20170131.html
the $586 million, it is estimated that as much as $20 million could go to fraud
victims in Illinois. If you know of any victims of fraud-induced wire transfers
sent through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, they
may be eligible for remission.