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Claim forms to be mailed in Western Union settlement

About 2,300 West Virginia consumers are eligible for $2.9 million in refunds from Western Union, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said. (MGN Online)

Claim forms are being shipped this month to consumers in a fraud settlement against Western Union.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in a news release that a settlement administrator will mail forms over the next two weeks containing instructions on filing claims. Morrisey said about 2,300 West Virginia consumers are eligible for $2.9 million in refunds.

It's part of a settlement announced in January in which the company said it will pay $586 million to compensate fraud victims who used Western Union to wire money to scam artists.

Morrisey said victims of fraud-induced transfers using Western Union between January 2004 and January 2017 may be eligible.

The deadline for forms to be returned is Feb. 12.

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