Refunds to Consumers Defrauded by Advance Fee Telemarketers Scam
An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission today began mailing refund checks to more than 4,800 consumers allegedly defrauded by National Card Monitor, LLC ("National"), a telemarketing operation that promised to substantially lower consumers’ credit card interest rates for an advance fee.
In July 2013, National settled an FTC complaint, agreeing to provide the FTC with lists of consumer victims and to have their assets frozen by the court. Based on the money recovered, a refund check for $25.13 will be mailed to defrauded consumers. The checks must be cashed within 60 days of when they are issued.