Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Western Union Financial Services
Current Parent Company: 
Western Union
Penalty: 
$8,529,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
November 14, 2005
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Western Union Financial Services agreed to pay $8.529 million as part of the settlement of multistate litigation concerning the use of the company'?s wire transfer services by fraudulent telemarketers.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Colorado
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
financial services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.