GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) has temporarily closed six Western Union locations as a result of an unusually high number of suspected fraudulent transactions.
The locations involved in the temporary closure include three in Montego Bay (St. James), one in Falmouth (Trelawny), one in Brown’s Town (St. Ann) and one in Spanish Town (St. Catherine).
“In an effort to further enhance our network oversight and the protection of our customers, GKMS and Western Union will be suspending money transfer services at those locations, several of which are in Western Jamaica,” the company said.
GraceKennedy said it will reopen the locations if and when it is satisfied that adequate additional anti-fraud measures have been taken.
In the meantime, the company has asked customers to transact business at an alternate location nearest to them.
“Western Union and GKMS are aware that the closures will inconvenience many honest customers,” the company said.
Western Union and GraceKennedy commenced operations in Jamaica in 1990 and currently have an Agent network of more than 130 locations across every parish, helping to connect Jamaica to more than 200 countries and territories around the world.