NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of MoneyGram International, Inc. ("MoneyGram" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MGI). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether MoneyGram and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
On November 8, 2018, shortly before market close, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a press release entitled "MoneyGram Agrees to Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations that the Company Violated the FTC's 2009 Order and Breached a 2012 DOJ Deferred Prosecution Agreement". The press release stated that the FTC had filed a complaint against MoneyGram alleging, in part, that MoneyGram: (i) "failed to implement the comprehensive fraud prevention program mandated by" a 2009 FTC order; (ii) "was aware for years of the high levels of fraud and suspicious activities involving certain agents"; (iii) allowed its computerized monitoring system to malfunction even though the system was aimed at blocking known fraudsters from using its service; (iv) failed to properly vet its agents and provide appropriate training on how to detect and prevent consumer fraud, including at locations with high fraud rates; and (v) failed to share complaints concerning fraud-induced money transfers with the FTC. Then, on November 9, 2018, MoneyGram announced its earnings for the third quarter of 2018, reporting that "[m]oney transfer revenue" decreased "15% on a reported basis . . . as compared to third quarter 2017", citing "the impact of higher compliance standards and newly implemented corridor specific controls." On this news, MoneyGram's stock price fell $2.20 per share, or roughly 49.2%, to close at $2.27 per share on November 9, 2018.
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Robert S. Willoughby
888-476-6529 ext. 9980
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