On January 31, state attorneys general from 49 states and the District of Columbia announced a $5 million settlement with a money services company to develop an anti-fraud program and to pay for the states’ costs and fees, resolving a large multistate investigation into allegations that scammers used the company’s wire transfer services to defraud consumers over a period of 9 years. The related January 19 $586 million settlement with the DOJ will be used to provide refunds to victims of fraud induced wire transfers nationwide. As discussed previously on InfoBytes, the company recently entered a $586 million settlement with the DOJ in connection with similar AML-related claims.