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Potential compensation for scam victims

January 30, 2018

Scamwatch is urging people who lost money to scams via Western Union between 2004 and 2017 to apply for potential compensation by 31 May 2018.

The United States’ Department of Justice is refunding people worldwide, after Western Union admitted to aiding and abetting wire fraud.

People living in Australia can use the online form or apply by post to have their money recovered.

See the Scamwatch website for more information about seeking a refund.

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