If you initiated a money transfer in the United States with Western Union
between January 1, 2001 and January 3, 2013 and your money transfer was not redeemed within 60 days, you may be eligible to receive payment from a class action settlement.
All complete and approved claims received before the October 11, 2016 postmark deadline. Payments will begin to be mailed in February 2017. Please give payment adequate time (at least two weeks) before inquiring about not receiving a check. See FAQ #18
This settlement involved a lawsuit over whether Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and The Western Union Company (collectively, “Western Union”) timely notified its customers of unredeemed Western Union Transactions in the United States using Western Union’s money transfer services. Western Union denies it did anything wrong. The settlement provides for refunds to Western Union customers and releases Western Union from liability.
If you received a notice in the mail, Western Union’s records indicate that you may have initiated a money transfer between January 1, 2001 and January 3, 2013, which was not redeemed within 60 days, and that you may be entitled to a refund under the settlement.
The settlement established a Class Settlement Fund, of approximately $145 million, and offers reimbursements of the unredeemed funds and interest earned on those funds to eligible Class members. Additionally, the settlement established procedures to assist certain Class members in recovering money that may have “escheated” to their respective states. In the future, Western Union will notify their customers of covered Western Union services if their money transfers have not been redeemed within 60 days.
The Court has approved the settlement. Claim forms began to be mailed out to class members in March 2016. Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act. Please read the materials on this website, including the notice carefully, as they describe how this class action settlement may affect your rights and options.
|Deadline to Submit a Claim Form
||Postmark Deadline: October 11, 2016
||This deadline has passed. This was the only way to receive a refund of your money from the settlement. Claim forms were mailed March 25, 2016.
|Deadline to Exclude
Yourself from the Class
||May 15, 2013
||This deadline has passed. If you opted out of the settlement, you will not be eligible to receive the Settlement Benefits, but you keep your right to sue on your own regarding any claims that are part of the settlement.
|Deadline to Object or Comment
||May 15, 2013
||This deadline has passed. The only way to receive a refund payment of your money from the settlement was to file a claim form.
|Attend a Hearing
||June 24, 2013
||The hearing date has passed. The Settlement has been finally approved and the Settlement Effective Date occurred on January 12, 2016.
||If you do nothing, you will not receive a refund payment from the settlement. If you did not exclude yourself from the Class, you also gave up your right to sue on your own regarding any claims that are part of the settlement.