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Central Fraud Unit


The Central Fraud Unit investigates financial crimes that involve vulnerable victims, large sums of money, multi-agency frauds, serial fraud occurrences, and frauds involving complex paper trails. These include identity theft, Power of Attorney theft/fraud, payment card fraud, fraudulent cheques, counterfeit currency, employee fraud, investment fraud and Internet fraud.

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Western Union money transfers

If scammers had you pay via Western Union, you can now file a claim to get money back.

The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union's money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, that they can now file a claim to get their money back by going to Federal Trade Commission Western Union Refunds. Canadian consumers are eligible to make claims. All claims must be filed by May 31, 2018.