The FTC and the Colorado Attorney General filed this lawsuit in May 2011, and the case settled in July 2013. Based on the terms of the settlement, the Court hasn’t yet made a final decision about the amount of money the Dalbeys must pay. As a result, there’s no way to know right now whether money will be available for refunds. A company named RMI Associates previously claimed it could help people get refunds from Dalbey, but the company asked for a fee of several hundred dollars first. The FTC believes this company was trying to defraud consumers. In fact, two courts have orders against RMI Associates. Under these orders, RMI is not allowed to claim that it’s working with the FTC or that it has a track record of getting refunds for consumers. In addition, RMI is not allowed to ask for -- or accept -- payment to help people seek money from the Dalbey companies' estate or file a claim for money in bankruptcy court. For more information on these orders, please see the following press release issued by the Colorado Attorney General and the Court's order in the Dalbey companies' bankruptcy case.
Neither the FTC nor the Colorado Attorney General is working with any company in the Dalbey matter. If someone contacts you and says they can help get your money back for a fee or asks for your bank account information, don’t respond. Don’t give them any money or any account information. Instead, you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General's Office at www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov. You may also file a complaint with the FTC by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP or 1-877-382-4357 or by going online to www.ftc.gov/complaint.