Walmart Will Pay $4 Million to Gift Card Scam Victims
The United States Department of Justice has secured nearly $4 million ($3,958,060.84 to be exact) in remission of a Walmart gift card scam.
This Walmart gift card scam started in 2015 when fraudsters instructed victims to purchase and send gift cards ranging from $500 to 1000. Between 2016 and 2017, Walmart reportedly froze the balance of gift cards suspected to be part of these schemes, before the balances could be transferred to the fraudsters.
That money that was later sought by the Department of Justice. The sum seized in relation to this action is now available to victims through a process called “remission.”
Who is eligible to file a Petition for Remission
You may be eligible for a remission payment if, at the direction of an and unknown fraudster, you purchased and sent a Walmart Gift Card between April 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017, and were the victim of fraud.
All Walmart Gift Cards that were purchased and seized within the United States between April 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017, may be eligible for remission.
How Do I File a Petition for Remission?
You may file a Petition for Remission online at the case website www.walmartgiftcardremission.com or you may file Petition for Remission you received via mail. You may mail the Petition to:
Walmart Gift Card Remission Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 6175
Novato, CA 94948-6175
Please enter all requested information that applies to your Petition for Remission. Failure to do so could result in a delay of your Petition.
If your petition is approved, it must be reviewed by the Treasury Offset Program to verify that you do not owe any money to the federal government or certain state debts. If you owe money, the payment will go towards your debt first, and you will get the remainder (if any). Your Social Security Number will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Only the amount of the gift card will be included in approved remission amounts. Collateral expenses such as fees, incidental losses, or transfers sent through other businesses are not recoverable through the remission process. More information is available HERE.
What if I do not have the Walmart Gift Card Numbers?
The Gift Card Number is the number you get from Walmart when you purchased your gift card. You may still submit a petition without this number. Please provide any other details about the transaction that may help us validate the transfer.
How Much Will I Get?
Your payment will be based only on the amount loaded onto the Walmart Gift Card, less any recoveries you have received from a bank or other source. This payment amount will likely be less than the amount you lost. You cannot recover collateral expenses , such as money transfer fees, incidental losses, or transfers sent through other companies.
To apply, you must file a Petition of Remission by July 14, 2023. The acceptance of Petitions for Remission postmarked after this date will be subject to the Justice Department’s discretion.
Currently the Petition filing process is open. The United States Department of Justice will issue payments after the filing period has ended.
Get More Information
For the latest information about the remission process:
- Check the Home Page for updates.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or call (888) 846-6824