FTC Refunds Small Businesses Charged for Office Supply "Samples"
The FTC is mailing a second round of checks to small businesses who lost money in an office supply scheme to a business that used the names A-1 Janitorial, Target Supplies, Century Manufacturing, and CMC. According to the FTC, the defendants called small businesses throughout the United States and Canada, offered a free sample of a cleaning product or other office supply, shipped the sample, and then billed the business for the full cost of the product, even when the business refused to accept the product.
The first round of checks mailed in December 2019. Because there is still money in the fund, the FTC is mailing an additional 21,775 checks totaling more than $643,000.
If you get a check, please cash it within 90 days.
If you have questions about this refund program, please call the refund administrator at 1-844-908-0194.