Have you been scammed using Western Union?

If you have ever lost money through a Western Union money transfer scam, then you have until 31st May 2018 to file a claim to try to get your money back.  

Submit a claim

Midlothian Trading Standards are highlighting to local people that the deadline for consumers who fell victim to scammers between 1 January 2004  -  18 January 2017 has been extended by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If you believe you were the victim of a scam using Western Union between these dates, you can submit a claim with the FTC. The form requests a U.S. social security number, however non U.S. citizens can leave this section blank.

Rare opportunity so claim before deadline

Cllr Russell Imrie, Cabinet member with responsibility for Trading Standards says: “Thousands of people have lost out to scams when making payments through Western Union. This settlement with the Federal Trading Commission is viewed as great for consumer protection. There are no guarantees that everyone will get their money back but this is a rare opportunity for scams victims to recover their money so I would urge anyone affected to claim by the deadline.”

Further information:

  • Midlothian Trading Standards on 0131 271 3549.  
15 May 2018