Scam victims in Louisiana who sent money to scammers via Western Union may qualify to get their money back, that according to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

The potential refunds are now available as a result of a $586 million settlement between Western Union, the state's attorney general's office and 50 other attorney generals.

The scam happened between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 when consumers were instructed to pay via Western Union's transfer system. If you were a victim of a scam during this time period, you can file a claim at

Landry warns that consumers should not pay anyone to file a claim on their behalf.

"Many in Louisiana fell victim to Western Union-related scams, so I am thrilled they will now be able to recover some or all their losses," Landry said. "My office will continue to work diligently to ensure the recovery process goes smoothly for all the victims in our State."

Consumers who filed a claim and did not receive a claim form in the mail, should visit or call 1-844-319-2124.

All completed mail-in forms must be mailed to the settlement administrator by February 12, 2018.


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