Scammed? Nebraska Attorney General will help get your money back


LINCOLN, Neb (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Consumers in Nebraska who've been scammed into sending payments through Western Union's wire transfer service now have a chance at getting their money back.

The money comes from a $586 million fund from the U.S. Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program.

It's part of a multi-state settlement with Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and Western Union. It was announced in January of this year.

Anyone in Nebraska who was duped into sending money with Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 could be eligible.

If they reported the scam to Western Union or the Nebraska Attorney General's office, they should receive a claim for in the mail in the next two weeks. There will be instructions there on how to file a claim.

If you were scammed and don't receive a claim form, you can go here or call (844) 319-2124 for more information.

All completed claims forms must be mailed back by February 12, 2018.

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