I am adding a Western Union update to my post directly above . You can stop your elderly parents from making money orders to accompany these fraudulent sweepstakes entires.
Mail an "application" (this is a letter created by you to include the following information:
Parents name and aliases, Full Address, phone numbers and why you need to block the parent you are making the application for.
Mail application to:
Attn.- Fraud Department
12510 East Belford Avenue
Englewood, CO 80112
You can also fax the request for application to block an individual from utilizing Western Union for fulfill these scams The fax number is:
If you have the money order receipts you can open fraud investigations by either including the transaction number(s) in the request or by calling 1-800-CALL-CASH and choosing the fraud investigation out of the options given which unfortunately comes after listening to 4 options and then having to choose "more options" before you can connect to a fraud department representative.
Hope this helps all of you out there struggling with similar parental/elderly sweepstakes scams and fraud!