AG Hood announces settlement with Western Union

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The popular service known for money transfers has reached a settlement with the State of Mississippi.

Attorney General Jim Hood said Western Union will implement an anti-fraud program in response to widespread claims of consumer fraud by third parties.

The company has agreed to develop a plan to help prevent incidents where consumers become victims of fraud when they use Western Union to wire money to scammers.

Mississippi will receive $53,180 in the settlement.