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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I was involved in a rental scam. I sent money through a wire transfer from Western Union. I quickly realized what I had done and filed a police report, filed a claim with PNC my bank, and filed a scam report with WU. Western Union said they already let the funds be collected and they wouldn’t refund me the money. PNC refunded me the money and now I am getting emails from WU risk collections saying I owe them the amount of he money defrauded because PNC I suppose took it back from them to give back to me once I showed PNC the police report. Western Union is trying to tell me I now am liable to them? What is my course of action from here.
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Can they send me to collections?
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I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get. I just ask that you not shoot the messenger.

Unfortunately, Western Union is merely a conduit and they merely acted on your instructions to deliver money as you directed, which they did.

So, yes, if they want to, they can pursue this in collections. They were not a party to the scam.

You may want to wait and see how aggressively they pursue this. If they do not go away, you should contact them and try to settle it with them at a substantial discount.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do nto want you blindsied by liability.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I understand. Now I have called PNC my bank to ask what is going on. The customer service rep said the notes from my dispute show that when PNC investigated they reached out to the financial institution that backs Western Union and that the financial institution agreed I was defrauded and agreed to release the money back to PNC. Does that change the situation at all in liability to Western Union?
It does not really change the WU position or exposure, unless they concluded that WU was the party defrauding you.
Again, I wish I could tell you otherwise.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Not a problem Loren, obviously this isn’t your fault and I can’t get mad at you. Interestingly enough, I logged into Western Union and it shows that transaction as a cancelled one. So I will just follow your advice and leave it alone and hope they lose interest.
That is really all you can do right now. The ball is in their court.
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