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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

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How to Get Your Money Back From Western Union

Posted: 12/18/2017

How to Get Your Money Back From Western Union

If you paid money to a scammer using Western Union between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017, you can file a claim requesting your money back. Western Union has agreed to refund $586 Million to fraud victims for the part they played in fraudulent transfers. Refunds are being handled by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and a company they hired to handle claims—Gilardi & Co. Below is some important information for anyone who believes they are owed a refund....Read more

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Western Union to Refund $586 Million to Fraud Victims

Posted: 2/7/2017

Western Union to Refund $586 Million to Fraud Victims

Western Union has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice for their part in fraudulent transfers. According to the settlement, Western Union will pay $586 million in refunds to consumers that were defrauded. The global money transfer service provider admits to knowing for years that scammers have been using their system to commit fraud and that they ignored evidence that many of its agents were involved in the fraud. The more than half a bill...Read more

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