FTC sends refunds to people who lost money to an alleged imposter scheme
The FTC is sending a second round of payments to people who were trying to renew their green cards or apply for naturalization. According to the FTC, starting in 2010, American Immigration Center falsely implied that its websites were affiliated with the U.S. government and collected money from people who thought they were paying government application fees.
The FTC first sent refunds in March 2020. Because there is still money in the fund, the agency is sending an additional 16,324 PayPal payments and 3,254 checks totaling nearly $1.2 million to people who accepted their first payments.
If you receive a PayPal payment, you have 30 days to accept the payment.
If you receive a check, you have 60 days to cash it.
You can find answers to common questions about refund payments on our FAQ page. If you have any other questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-877-729-1539.