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Money transfer services suspended at six Western Union locations

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:19 PM

Western Union’s Agent in Jamaica, GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), has announced the closure of six of the remittance outlets as it seeks to combat fraud across its network.

Three of the outlets are in Montego Bay, St James; one in Falmouth, Trelawny; one in Brown’s Town, St Ann; and the other in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

GraceKennedy Money Services says it has decided to close these locations because of an unusually high number of suspected fraudulent transactions being reported. 

It says these fraudulent transactions have occurred despite enhancement of its anti-fraud programmes and continued investment in technology.

GraceKennedy Money Services says the affected locations will be reopened if and when it is satisfied that adequate additional anti-fraud measures have been taken.