Some GA scam victims can now apply for compensation

Some GA scam victims can now apply for compensation
(Source: Raycom Media)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia's Attorney General announced that scam victims within the state who were conned into sending payments through Western Union wire transfers can now apply for compensation.

The Department of Justice is administering a $586 million dollar fund through its Victim Asset Recovery Program.

The fund is paid for through a court settlement with Western Union.

Georgians could be eligible for compensation if they were a victim of a fraud-induced transfer using Western Union between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017.
  
Below is the entire announcement from the Attorney General:

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia consumers who were conned into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program.

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